Lord Brahmma felt sad that He was not respected with idol
worship on earth as to other Lords and organized a great yajna to realize His
wish. He left Mother Saraswathi. Mother Saraswathi sent some powerful demons
to stop the yajna. Brahmma too prayed to
Lord Vishnu to protect Him from the enemies.
Lord Vishnu appeared there with 8 hands-Ashtabhuja Perumal-drove away
the demons and the Kaali following and helped Brahmma complete His yajna
This is the 44th Divya desa with the
Mangalasasanam of Saints Peyazhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar. This is the only Vishnu temple with a
Mangalasasanam dedicated exclusively for Mother Alarmel Mangai. According to scriptures, Lord Vishnu was in
this place as Adi Kesava Perumal even before His fame as Ashtabhuja Perumal
after Azhwars’ Mangalasasanams.
Perumal is holding discus, sword, flower and an arrow in His
right 4 hands, conch, bow, armour and club in the left four hands. The entrance and Sorgavasal in Perumal
temples are generally in different directions.
Both are facing north in this temple, a special feature.
Perumal saved Mother Bhoomadevi from the demons at this
place. Hence, those buying Bhoomi – land
either to build a house or for farming or facing difficulties in houses built
already pray to Perumal to make their Bhoomi-sites a prosperous place.