In ancient times, when the Holy Ocean of milk was churned, it caused tremors in the earth and some of the milk scattered onto the earth’s surface. These drops fell on the earth as exotic and sacred seeds from which divine trees and plants grew. These were used as medication to cure incurable diseases. One such sacred tree for this temple is the Olive tree, close to where the shrine is situated. The punnai tree, close to the Perumal shrine, is also one such sacred tree.