Temple Location :
About the Temple:
This sthalam is found next to Senganancheri, which is found near to Kottayam in Kerala. This
temple can be reached by travelling from Thiruvalla to Kottayam getting down at Senganancheri.
From there, by travelling around 2 miles in East, we can reach this sthalam. There is no
staying facility, to go to this sthalam, we should stay in Thiruvalla (or) Senganancheri.
The speciality of this sthalam is this sthalam is said to be worshipped and constructed by Sahadevan, one among the Pandavas.
This sthalam is said to be worshipped and constructed by Sahadevan, one among the Pandavas.
This sthala perumal, Athpudha Narayanan gave his seva (prathyaksham) for Rukmaangadhan, who is
one of the king of Sooriya Vamsam (generation). He had a great thought for the world people
and worked for their life.
He greeted all the Gnanis, Yogis and bhaktaas of Vishnu and gave them proper respect and
satisfied their needs. On hearing this, Vasishta Maharishi told about the great character of
Rukmaangadhan to Indiran. To test the great character, Indiran send Naradhar to Rukmaangadhan.
Rukmaangadhan welcomed Naradhar and gave him lots of respect by doing Padha poojas and weared
him with a special garland which had a peculiar flowers in that. Naradhar getting the proper
respect from him, left that place. By blessing him.
Naradhar went to Indira lokam with the garland that is given by Rukmaangadham. On seeing the
beauty and the smell that came out fromt he flower, Indiran was very much attracted by it and
ordered his soldiers to get the flower from the Garden of Rukmaangadhan. As ordered by
Indiran, the soldiers daily stole the flowers from the Garden and gave it to Indiran.
Rukmaangadhan was surprised to see the flowers being plucked and placed some soldiers to
check who is stealing the flowers. But, the deva loka soldiers, without being seen by the
soldiers placed in garden, stealed the flowers. The garden soldiers fired some garlic plants
to get the light, so that using the light, they can easily catch the person who is stealing
The smell of Garlic is said to have the character of minimising the sakthi of Gods. At this
stage, the smoke of that came out of the Garlic plants mixed with the air and all the soldiers
of Indiran lost their powers and the soldiers in the garden also lost their power and as a
result of this, they were caught and finally they said that they belong to Indira lokam and
explained all the things. On hearing this, Rukmaangadhan didnt get angry, instead gave them
proper respect and treated them well. But, Simultaneously all the soldiers, Devars in Deva
lokam lost their power and that day is said to Ekadesi day. All of them asked atleast minimum
amount of credit from the person who is doing fasting on Ekadesi. Rukmaangadhan
searched for a person who is fasting on Ekadesi. But, he could not identify not even a
Finally, a women who led her life by washing clothes of the village peoples fought with her
husband and because of this, she didnt have her food for the day. Without knowing the day
is Ekadesi, she did the fasting. He explained all the things to her and asked her to give
the credit of the viradham, there by helping the devars of Deva lokam. She also accepted it
and gave one part of her viradham to them and to regain their power. Rukmaangadhan thanked
the women and gave lots of precious ornaments and money to her. Thus, through Rukmaangadhan,
Sriman Narayanan explains the greatness of Ekadesi Viradham.
The Moolavar found in this sthalam is Athpudha Narayanan. He is also named as "Amirutha
Narayanan". He is found in Nindra Thirukkolam facing his Thirumugham along the east direction.
Prathyaksham for Rukmaangadhan.
The Thaayar of this sthalam is Karpagavalli.
- Nammalwar - 11 Paasurams.
Punniya koti Vimaanam.