Šri Agastyar is a much revered guru (spiritual teacher) and was one of the early great sages of India. He is revered in this Temple because of His close association with Šri Ganeša. He is said to have lived a long life and contributed a lot to the field of medicine and astrology. His medicinal preparations, according to our epics, are said to have worked miraculously without any side effects. Šri Agastyar’s message to us is to honor all our gurus who have handed down the priceless wisdom of the Vedas. Standing next to Him is Šri Lopa Mudra, His devoted consort.