Temple Location :
About the Temple:
This sthalam is found in between Shoranoor to Kallikkottai, next to Pattambi. We can also
reach this sthalam while travelling through Shoranoor to Guruvayoor and has to travel around
10 miles. While travelling in train, we have to get down in Pattambi railway station which is
found on the Shoranoor - Kallikkottai lane and after travelling 2 miles, we can reach this
sthalam. Staying facility in Pattambi is available.
This sthalam is popularly called as "Anjumoorthy Koil".
It is said that this sthala Emperumaan is kept in the Agraharam (Where all Vaishnavas live in a
some place all together) in Vithukodu and after sometime, he is changed to this place. This
sthalam also explains about the unity of Vaishnavam and Saivam.
As soon we enter this sthalam, we can see a separate sannadhi for Lord Shivan and behind this
is the Sannadhi found for Uyyavantha perumal.
This sthala perumal is also called with the name "Abhaya pirathan" giving his seva and
protecting (Abhayam) his bhaktas. It is said that this sthala perumal is said to be same as
the hamsam of Lord Shivan with the name "Aabhathsagaayar". (Abhath means danger and Sagaayar
means person who helps at the time of danger).
This sthala perumal gave his prathyaksham for Ambhareeshan. Ambhareeshan is the son of
Nabhakanan and who is a great king. He was a great Vishnu bhaktan and once he did a tapas
against Vishnu and at that time, Emperumaan Sriman Narayanan came there as "Devendran Indiran".
Seeing Devendran, Ambhareeshan told that he didnt do the tapas to see Indiran, he did that to
get the dharshan of Sriman Narayanan. On hearing this, the Emperumaan seeing his bhakti
towards him, showed his original roopan and gave him lots of Varams.
Once, Ambhareeshan did fasting (Viradham) towards Emperumaan on all Ekadesis. He gave 60
cows and after Ekadesi, he finishes the Viradham by doing Paarayanam (devoting the perumal and
then eating) on Dvadesi. Sa,e way, once he did this Viradham and was waiting for some Narayana
Bhaktas, so that he may give them the food and then he can eat. At that time, he saw
Duruvaasar, Duruvaasar said that he will accept the food from Ambhareeshan after bath. So,
he went to Kalathi river and asked Ambhareeshan that he should finish the fasting only after
he comes. Duruvaasar muni went to the river for bathing but didnt come up till the end of
Dvadesi. But, Ambhareeshan had to finish the Viradham by taking some food (or) water. At the
end time of Dvadesi, Ambhareeshan could not wait for Duruvaasar Muni and took some water and
finished the Viradham.
On seeing this, Duruvaasa muni got angry on him and sent an arakkan (demon) to kill. But,
Ambhareeshan with the help of Vishnu chakkaram killed the Arakkan. Duruvaasa muni felt bad
for his act and blessed Ambhareeshan.
Ambhareeshan asked this sthala perumal that he should get the dharshan of the perumal in
Viyugha Avathaar (perumal should be seen in all the directions) and as requested by
Ambhareeshan, this sthala perumal, Uyyavantha perumal gives his seva in all the 4 directions.
The perumal in the center is worshipped by Dharman, the west directioned perumal is worshipped
by Arjunan, the left side perumal is worshipped by Bheeman and the perumal in the right side
is worshipped by Nakulan and Sahadevan. So, this perumal is worshipped by all the Panja
Pandavas and it is one of the historical issue that is explained.
And this sthalam is said to be the Mukthisthalam of Ambhareeshan.
There is some similar issues that is found to be common with this divyadesam and
Thiruchitrakooda divyadesam. In both these divya desam, the perumal is found in Viyugha avathar
by giving their seva in Nindra Thirukkolam in this sthalam and pallikonda thirukkolam in
Thiruchitra koodam. In both of this sthalam, the perumal is said to be the hamsam of Lord
Shivan and Thiruchitrakoodam is said to have the ralation with Ramayanam and this sthalam
is said to have the relation with Mahabaratham.
In Thiruchitrakoodam, Thirumangai alwar does the Mangalasasanam of the perumal using Sankara
barana Ragam and likewise this sthala perumal is done the Mangalasasanam by Kulasekara Alwar
with the same sankara Bharana Ragam.
The Moolavar of this sthalam is Uyyavantha Perumal. He is found in Nindra Thirukkolam facing
his thirumugham along the south direction. He is also named as "Abhayapirathan". The perumal
is prathyaksham for Ambhareeshan.
Vithuvakkottu Valli is the Thaayar found in this sthalam. Also called as "Padmapaani
- Kulasekara Alwar - 10 Paasurams.
Thathuva Kanchana Vimaanam.