An extremely rare manifestation of Shiva Lingam at Shankara Mutt, Thiruvidaimarudur in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. Shankara Mutt located at Thiruvidaimarudur in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, is famous for a rare Shivling. This Shivling has a hand and the sprouting of hand is associated with Adi Shankaracharya.
It is believed that when Adi Shankaracharya wanted to prove the truth of Advaitam, Lord Shiva’s hand came out of the linga with an ashirvad saying that Satyam Advaitam.
As per local legend when Adi Shankaracharya was praying here a hand appeared from the Shivling and blessed Adi Shankaracharya by saying ‘Satyam Advaitam.’