Azhvaar Mangalaasaasanam (Paasuram number as found in the Naalaayira Divya Prabandham):
Thirumangaiaazhvaar - 1338-47
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As Lord Shukra (Venus) also known as Velli was in penance on this place , the sthalam is called as "Velliankudi". It is beleived that dharshan of this temple is equivalent to dharshan of all the 108 divyadesas. The Garudazhwar has shanka and chakra which is unique. The avatharasthalam of Periyavachanpillai, Shenganur is near here.