Legends and Mythology
The Azhagar temple has a long history. According to legend, Lord Yama once undertook a pilgrimage. While visiting different holy places, he was attracted by the serenity of the hill and he meditated at the site. Lord Vishnu appeared before Yama and asked him what he wanted, Yama requested the Lord to reside in the beautiful surrounding of the hill for the benefit of mankind.
There is another famous legend associated with Azhagar malai – it is said that Avvaiyar, the old saint –poetess and an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga. Her devotion was put to test here by the Lord Himself in the form of a young boy. It is firmly believed that this episode took place under a tree near the temple.