CLOSING OF WESTERN GATE
is one were version recounting the installation of Sridevi and
Bhudevi in the Srikoil and it is attributed to Bilwamangalathu
Swamiyar. During his worship on his visit to the temple, he found to
his ecstatic joy, Sridevi and Bhudevi entering through the western
door and worshipping the archamurthi.
set right the fault in location of installation, he made
arrangements for the installation of the Goddesses on either side
and also closing of western gate with a view to making the goddesses
remain confined to the Srikoil alone. Hence the closure of western
gate then, and they are not flung open since then.