name Sirupuliyur as per the sthalapurana, came into usage after
Vyagrapadar worshipped the Lord with legs, hands and eyes of tiger
and attained Moksha. He obtained these things as a boon from Lord
Shiva. The idol of Vyagarapadar is placed at the foot of the Lord.
Of all the perumals, the bujanga sayana posture at this place is
The temple is located near Kollumaangudi which is near Maayavaram.
The Moolavar is Arulmaakadal, Salasayana Perumal (a small vigraham)
seen in bujanga sayanam posture facing south. The Utsavar murtis
are Krubaa Samudra Perumal, Dayaanayagi. Vyaagrapaadar had prayed
to Lord Siva & had got the legs, hands & eyes of a tiger.
He had prayed to Lord Vishnu at this sthalam & attained moksham.
Hence the name Sirupuliyur. (in Tamil Puli-Tiger; Siru-small)
Thaayaar - Thirumaamagal Naachiyaar,
Theertham - Maanasa Pushkarini, Anandasaras