His blessings are sought when beginning study of both sacred and secular subjects. Special worship is conducted on the day of the full moon in August (Sravana-Paurnami) (his avatara-dina) and on Mahanavami, the ninth day of the Navaratri festival. He is also hailed as "Hayasirsa". HayaSirsa means haya=Horse, Sirsa=Head.
One of the legends states that during the creation, the demons Madhu and Kaithaba stole the Vedas from the creator Brahma, and to save them Vishnu took the form of Hayagreeva. This story represents the triumph of pure knowledge, guided by the divine over demonic forces of darkness.
List of songs "Hayagreevam Slokas" :-
1. Thooya Meignanathal
2. Gnanaanantha Mayamdevam
3. Sree Hayagreeva Ashtotharam
4. Owshathagiri Hayagreevane