Brahmasasta

According to mythology, Lord Muruga punished Lord Brahma for his ignorance of the meaning of the Pranava mantra, by a hard knock on his vortex with His fist and then imprisoned him. Later, He assumed the Creation duties of Lord Brahma. In this Kumara Kottam Temple, Lord Muruga installed himself in the sanctum in the 'Creator' (Brahmasasta) form.

A noteworthy feature is that all the deities of Kanchipuram, when they come out in procession during festivals pass before Kumara Kottam Temple invariably.

Arunagirinathar

The scholar saint Arunagirinathar, who authored the 'Tiruppugazh' in praise of Lord Muruga, has composed the Tiruppugazh song 'Arivilappittar' eulogising Lord Muruga presiding over this temple.

Pamban Swamigal

The early 20th century saint Pamban Swamigal, who did not know the exact location of the Kumarakottam Temple, was guided to this temple by Lord Muruga Himself who assumed the form of a small boy.

Somaskanda form

The location of the Kumara Kottam Temple between Sri Ekambereswarar Temple and Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple reminds devotees of the Somaskanda form in which Muruga sits in between Parvati and Parameswara.