per sthalapurana, Srirama stayed here when He came in search of
Sita. The Lord offered Tarpana (Jalanjali - Offering of water and
Til) and gave moksha to Jatayu here and created Jatayu Theertham.
Hence the Kshetra is called TiruPulKuzhi. In the Jatayu Sannadhi
opposite the temple, the Lord gives darshan with Jatayu on His lap
and performing the last rites. Unable to bear this sight, the Ubhaya
Nacchiyars look away in their positions interchanged. Persons not
blessed with children tie roasted and subsequently wet seeds around
their hips. It is believed that if the seed sprouts then the couple
will be blessed with a child. The Thayar is called maragatavalli,
since even the roasted seeds sprout due to Her blessings. YadavaPrakasa
(Bhagwat Ramanuja's guru and who subsequently became his disciple)
taught Porrvapaksha Vedanta to disciples here.
Thaayaar - Maragadavalli Thaayaar.
Theertham - Jadaayu Theertham.