From Goddess Parvati Devi's anklets, nine shaktis appeared.
Lord Murugan defeated the Asuras and converted Soorapadma into a peacock and a cock. Hence this temple constructed to signify this victory.
The peacock or Mayil became the vehicle of Lord Murugan. Soorapadma was a very powerful Asura who caused immense hardships to Devas and mankind alike by his wicked deeds.
Lord Shiva for His part gave Lord Murugan a vel (spear) called Vetrivel destined to give success at all times. He immediately sent Veerabahu as an emissary to Soorapadma and asked him to release all the Devas imprisoned by him. So Lord Murugan had no option but to wage war against Soorapadma and his legions which lasted for ten days. Since Lord Murugan and the devas emerged victorious at Tiruchendur, it is also called as Jayanti Nagar as Jaya means victory. He extends His arul or supreme grace to all those who pray before Him.
Lord Murugan defeated the Asuras and converted Soorapadma into a peacock and a cock.
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Soorapadma was a very powerful Asura who caused immense hardships to Devas and mankind alike by his wicked deeds.The Devas appealed to Lord Shiva to spare them from the tortures of Soorapadma.Lord Shiva in response to their appeal told them that He would produce a Son from His Sakti to annihilate Soorapadma.Lord Shiva generated six powerful sparks from His third eye called Netrikkan.Lord Vayu (god of air) and Lord Agni (god of fire) carried these sparks to river Ganges.Goddess Ganga carried them to Saravana Poygai, a holy pond. By God's grace, six divine water nymphs (the six Krittikas) nurtured these babies.