There is a small town called Suruttapalli, near Kanchipuram.
There is a Siva temple there. Here Siva is in a different form,
which is rare. Here He is lying like Mahavishnu, on the laps
of Uma. The Puranic story goes that after consuming halahala
poison, Siva became tired and was resting, keeping his head
on the laps of Uma. This Siva temple also follows some
different procedure. They place shadari [paduka] on your
head and give you only spoons of water. No vibhuti. No
breaking of coconuts.
This Siva temple was renovated some years back, by Kanchi
Kamakoti Math. When Kanchi Sri Chandrasekhara went to
that temple, he composed a Sanskrit verse: "O Father!
Please take rest. You have done something which even
Vishnu could not do. You have driven out the fears of devas
about the poison. Please wake up early and bless us all."