Purulu is a village in the Zangezur uezd of the former Yelizavetpol (Ganja) governorate, later in the former Gafan district, and currently in the Syunik province. The provincial centre lies 26 km to the northwest of the town of Gapan, on the left bank of the Geghi River, at a height of 1,900 m above sea level. After the establishment of the Zangezur uezd in Soviet Armenia on 31 August 1921, the settlement was included in the administrative territory of Armenia.

The village was inhabited by 41 Azerbaijanis in 1831, 138 in 1873, 257 in 1886, 140 in 1897, 467 in 1904 and by 52 Azerbaijanis in 1914. In 1918 the Azerbaijanis were deported having been exposed to the genocide committed by the Armenian armed groups. After the establishment of Soviet power in present-day Armenian territory, part of the village inhabitants was able to return to their homes. The village was inhabited by 126 Azerbaijanis in 1922 and 254 Azerbaijanis in 1931. In the 1980s there were 25-30 Azerbaijani families in the village. In late 1988 the villagers were deported by the Armenian state or massacred. At present, the village is inhabited by Armenians.

The toponym was coined on the basis of the ethnonym “Purulu” attributed to the Turkic Ayrim tribe.

By decision of the Armenian parliament dated 4 July 2006, the village was renamed “Verin Geghavank”. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, integrated into the administrative area of the Syunik province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude 39°13’N., longitude 46°11’ E.