Error is error, committed by god, god man or man. And it is
accompanied by castigation and ends with retribution. This scriptural truth is
well-known to every man or God: for, there is none, who is free from erring at
one stage or the other in life. This kshetra is a standing proof of Murugan's
atonement of the sin for imprisoning Brahma, the Creator once for a frivolous
cause, committed for fun. According to Purana, Balamuruga, one morn met
Brahma by accident and asked him to explain the real import of Pranava. To do
it, all on a sudden is tougher than Herculean task. So Brahma stammered and
blabbered; for, extempore explanation in the easy diction .within the range of an
infant is neither possible, nor would it be convincing. Instantly, Balamuruga
Learning it, Lord Maheswar rushed to the scene, and releasing Brahma ordered Muruga to pray for apology. When refused he castigated him severely
and bade him to go to Kanchi and do penance for expiation of the sin.
Balamurugan had no choice left than to do as was bidden. Coming down to this
spot, he installed a Sivalinga before doing penance. On taking bath in the holy
Uchchani thirtha, he started severe penance. Pleased with it, Lord Maheswar
gave darsan and freed him from that mahapapa.