emanated from the peepal tree now found within the Prakara of the
famous temple, built by the ardent Krishnabhakta Thampuran later.
This holy spot embodies several uniques besides this peepal tree. It
is for this temple the archamurthi was brought from the Thekkumkoor
during the night for avoiding blood shed; it is to this temple the
august Mulavirat of Guruvayur was brought for safety during the
invasion of Tippu in 1790; it is this deity who has great preference
for palpayasam more than the devotees; it is here the Lord used to
feed with his own hands the Marars - the traditional
instrumentalists in the role of server; it is here the much hallowed
Pallipana and Vijyabali festivals conducted, and it is here the
archamurthi is worshipped as Unnikrishna, though it resembles
Parthasarathi with a whip in his right hand and Sankha in the left.
several such unique features, enjoying the privilege of ruling a
kingdom; conscreted by the holy sage, adored by devout rulers,
eulogised in devotional literature, this holy kshetra has been
attracting devotees for five centuries now.