Baathaaleeshwarar Temple is situated opposite to the Kanganeshwarar Temple Complex in Kanchipuram
. The presiding deity of the temple is Baathaaleeshwarar, Lord Shiva
. Since the idol is in a small pit, the temple acquired the name Baathaaleeshwarar Temple. Tradition recounts that, Goddess Parvati
had once worshipped Lord Shiva here. The goddess bathed in the holy waters located at this place, and established an idol of Lord Shiva. During her prayer, the goddess wore a gold bangle, a 'kangan,' round her wrist while reciting the holy words. After this, the temple became glorified as Kanganesam.