As per Sri Babaji’s divine declaration the abode of Sri Mayiladumkunnu was inhabited by Maharishis who have done intense penance in the past. This sacred hillock was inhabited by snakes and peacocks.
Hence the name Mayiladumkunnu. After the construction of the Sri Vel Murugan Temple, Sri Babaji constructed the temple for Sri Rahu and Sri Ketu, the Snake Gods to appease them and seek their blessings to develop the hillock as a pilgrimage centre. Sri Babaji performs special poojas on Tuesdays and auspicious days to the Sri Rahu and Sri Kethu idols.