Which Hindu scripture narrates the story of Vyāghrapāda (the name literally means tiger-footed)?

From Wikipedia:

Vyaghrapada was a rishi and he was entrusted with the task of picking up fresh flowers, untouched even by the honeybees, for offering to Shiva in his aspect as Nataraja in the temple complex of Chidambaram, located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. While plucking the flowers, Vyagrapada would get wounded on account of thorns and the rough surface. Shiva conferred on him feet of tigers and this ended the sage’s miseries. So armed with the tiger’s feet, the sage easily moved from place to place, including climbing rough trees to pluck fresh flowers untouched even by the honey bees.

In the pic. of Nataraja below he's the highlighted one on the left.

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  • I think this story is mentioned in Skanda Purana. Is there any fight between Vyāghrapāda and some other Shiva Bhakta? – The Destroyer Sep 29 '16 at 8:14
  • If it helps, Vyaghrapada is referenced twice in the Mahabharata. In the Virata Parva, during the Pandavas' year of hiding, Yudhishthira introduces himself to Virata as a Brahmana who's a descendant of Vyaghrapada. And in the Anushasana Parva, the sage Upamanyu who tells Krishna the Shiva Sahasranamam is described as a descendant of Vyaghrapada. Also, the Rig Veda Anukramani for Rig Veda Book 9 Hymn 97 lists Vyaghrapada as the descendant of Vasishta; see my answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/2430/36 – Keshav Srinivasan Sep 30 '16 at 0:28

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