Their overwhelming number and excellent preparedness chilled the
spirits of the Ariyoor Chieftain and so he went home crest-fallen. Would
Parthasarathi allow injustice score victory over the piety? No, in capitals
greets the questioner.
Later, the custom of snake boat race came to stay, not
only on Tiruonam day, but on Uttratiathi, the auspicious day of the consecration
of the idol. This unique water festival luring every year lakhs of persons from
several parts of state has added a glittering feather to the multi coloured cap
of Keraladesa. Needless to say, it originate from this place.