is an example of the Mulavar's intervention for successful redemption of the
vow. It is recorded in temple history and the priest eulogises it elaborately
Lord has a particular fascination for the Koottu Vazhivadu - offering of
pantomime. In the bygone past, Prabhandha Koottu was a regular common offering,
and every visitor deeming it a proud privilege was offering it. The deity.
seeing it unseen enjoyed it to his heart's convent. Here is an anecdote that
fortifies this belief. In accordance with the rules of the Koottu, there must be
at least one brahmin spectator during the enactment. Once there was no
spectator. The performer was at his wits end and was cursing himself at his
predicament. There came then a reasonant voice, "Go ahead, Koottu is
performed for me, not for brahmins - perform it in my presence stop not". The
divine command was implemented anon. The actor was elated and the invisible
spectator was delighted beyond measure, Since then, the Koottu is offered not in
the mandapa but before the deity self, And more over, the garbhagriha is kept
open throughout the performance. Ah! what a tradition! How kind the Lord is?
: The temple lies in Triprayar, accessible by four wheelers from Trissur,