|It is understood
that Sri Rama was freed of Brahmahatti Dosha under this tree. So also that Vishwamitra
attained Brahminhood; Trisanku attained Swarga and the Yogis headed by Janaka and the
Rishis headed by Yajnavalkya attained knowledge of Brahman. The japas (penances), homas,
(offerings in fire) and Danas (presents) made under the boughs of this tree meet with
Once Tirujnana Sambandar and Tirunavukkarasu (Appar) came to Vedavana on a pilgrimage.
They entered the temple, did Pradakshina, came to the Sannidhi and found that the gate was
closed. They came to know that the four Vedas who adored the Lord therein had locked the
gate and that since then the daily puja was conducted through a side gate made out for the
purpose and that the gate remained closed as no devotee of Siva, capable of opening the
gate, had till then visited the temple.
Sambandar requested Appar to sing a song praying to the Lord for the gate to open again.
Appar sang entreating the Lord to show mercy on them. The gate opened. The two devotees
entered, worshipped the Lord and praised him. While returning, Appar asked Sambandar to
pray to the Lord to make the door close again. Sambandar sang a song even at the beginning
of which the gateway closed automatically.