He visited the temple on Monday to inaugurate the resting place and Thulabhara mandapam.
“Once the first phase works are completed, we will take steps to allot more funds for the temple.
The temple will be developed into a major pilgrimage destination,” Surendran said.
Temple head priest Swami Maheshwarananda delivered the keynote address, while former collegiate education director M Nandakumar, temple priest Kumar Maheshwaram and NIMS medicity director Faisal Khan offered felicitations.
The temple rose to fame after authorities built 111 feet two inches sivalingam here.