He worshipped the Vinayaka at this place and when he wanted to pack up and go on his journey, the idol of Vinayaka would not move. He had to leave it there. He prayed to Lord Vinayaka who promised to carry him to success whenever he invoked him. Evidently this Vinayaka is possessed of supernatural powers connected with his peculiar origin.
Believers attach great importance to Valanchuzhi White Vinayaka with the trunk turned right. On their, way to Lord Subrahmanyas temple at Swami - malai, they make it a point to worship this Vinayaka for getting his grace. The temple at Tiruvalanchuzhi is an ancient one of great dimensions and elaborate architecture.