Since then the place started growing in
importance and many sports of the Lord came to light in every yuga.
This sacred shrine finds a coveted place in several scriptures, and
is called by different names in. different times. It is familiar as
Pullirukkuvelur Seems strange in combination, isn't it? It is a
combination of FOUR Tamil words, each standing for a glorious
episode that occurred here, besides the temporary First-Aid shed.
can be split up into four words - pul + Irukku + vel + oor. And they
mean -Pul + = bird, Irukku = Rigveda; Vel = Murugan and oor =planet.
It is here, according to legends, Jatayu, the bird who informed Sri
Rama of the abduction of Sita by Ravana received funeral obsequies
from Sri Rama; it is here Lord Shanmuga received Vel - lance from
his father Maheswar; it is here the Rigveda offered prayers -to the
Mulavirat, and finally it is here the planet Angaraka was cured. of
his leprosy. They all, prayed and praised the Lord for his infinite
compassion and unequalled vatsalya. So this was also popular as
Jatayupuri, Vedapuri, Angarakapuri etc., each denoting an anecdote
rare and great occurred here. The holy tank lying in the southern
prakara is called Jatayu Kundam - the place of Jatayu's death.