Temple Location :
About the Temple:
This sthalam is situated 3 1/2 miles away from Sengannoor in west. We can reach this sthalam by getting down in Sengannoor railway station which is found on the railway lane between Trivandrum (Thiruvanandhapuram) to Kollam via Ernakulam. There is no lodging facility.
The speciality of this sthalam is this sthalam is constructed and built by Bhiman, one of the Panja - Paandavaas.
It is said that this sthalam is constructed and built by Bhiman, one of the Panja - Paandavaas. He worshipped this sthalaperumal, Maayapiraan. Sapta Rishis - Atthri, Vasishtar, Kaasyapar, Gouthamar, Bharadwajar, Vishwamitrar and Jamathakkini got the seva of this Maayapiraan along with porkodi Naachiyaar and through Indiran, it is said that all these Sapta Rishis got their Mukti towards the Emperumaan.
Once, Virukshadharbi, who was the son of Sibhi Chakravarthy, ruled an empire where there was flood and there was no proper vegetation and the wealth and the beauty of the entire empire seems to be decreasing. At that time, the king thought, if any Dhaanam (things that are given to any rishis, Andhanars (or) devotees to increase any thing) is given to Sapta Rishis, it might increase the wealth and beauty of the Empire. As a result of this, he thought of giving the Dhaanam to Saptha rishis. But, Sapta Rishis did not accept his Dhaanam, Since if any flood (or) decrease in the wealth and health in the entire empire is due to some reasons of the ruling king. So, they found some problem might by with virukshadherbi and did not accept the Dhaanam.
But, he wants them to accept his Dhaanam, and as a result of this, he asks his palace officials to keep some gold inside the fruits and give them that, so that they will accept that and simultaneously his Dhaanam is also accepted. But, knowing the truth that some golds are placed inside the fruit through their Gnana Dhirusti, they did not accept the fruits also.
After the fruits which are given as Dhaanam is being rejected by the Sapta Rishis, Virukshadharbi got angry on all 7 rishis and tried them to kill and as a result of this cruel mind, he started an Yaagm in which a lady pisaasu (Arakki - lady demon) by named "Kiruthyai" arised and he ordered the demon to kill all the sapta Rishis.
But, knowing this, the Emperumaan send Indiran to destroy the Kiruthyai Arakki and there by protecting Sapta Rishis. Likewise, Indiran killed the demon and all the Sapta Rishis got the seva of the Emperumaan and got their Mukthi.
This sthalam is constructed and perumal is done the pradhistai by Bheeman. When seeing from out, this temple is situated slightly above the surface. The temple is square in shape and has to climb some steps and after climbing the steps, we can enter into the temple. The Dhvajasthambham (Kodi Maram) is faced towards the Eastern side and found to the shinning always.
After entering into the sthalam and while travelling along the pragharam, we can find a separate sannadhi for Bhuvaneshwari amman. Outside the Gharbhagriham (where moolavar is found), we can find Dhwara Balagars, on either side, we can also find a Ganapathy statue on the walls of the pragharam.
The Moolavar is Maayapiran, who is found in Nindra Thirukkolam, is around 3 to 4 feet in height and infront of the Moolavar sannadhi, a beautiful mandapam in which lots of pillars are found with lots of sculptures are found.
A grand Utsavam in Monthly Thiruvona Natshatram and in Aavani month Janmaashtami are celebrated in a grand manner.
Another grand festival during the Month of Thai (from Jan 15) is celebrated during which the temple Elephant is dressed beautifully and the Utsavar is seated on the Elephant and rounds around the Inner and outer Pragharam.
The Moolavar of this sthalam is Maayapiran. Moolavar is found in Nindra Thirukkolam facing his Thirumugham along the East direction.
Prathyaksham for Sapta Rishis (7 Rishis).
The Thaayar of this sthalam is Porkodi Naachiyaar.
- Nammalwar - 10 Paasurams.
- Poonsunai theertham.
- Pragnya saras.