|The classical name
of the place is Vedagiri, which means that the hill represents the four Vedas. The Vedas
were originally one, but were later divided into many. The Vedas did not like this
division and requested Siva to make them into one with their angas (sciences). Lord Siva
directed the Vedas to take the form of the mountains at Tirukkazhukkunram and promised to
be present theyre he to receive their offerings and show himself as a beacon light
to the world around which is immersed in delusion.
Nandi was doing penance at Pakshi Teertham, Siva wanted to test his strength of devotion
and asked Indra to disturb Nandi. Indra, though afraid of disturbing Nandi, could not
disregard the orders of Lord Siva. He asked Tilottama to take the form of a beautiful cow
and disturb the penance of Nandi. Tilottama took the form of a cow and approached Nandi
with amorous gestures. Nandi remained undisturbed, but grew angry at the thought that his
penance was being disturbed. He cursed Tilottama to remain a cow forever. Tilottama prayed
to him to forgive her and explained her position. Then Nandi promised her that she would
original form when she would. Be killed by a king Suraguru during his hunt.