there is one more legend tracing the origin of the temple. According
to it there was a primeval forest in the' area, where the present
temple stands. Amidst that thick forest, there lived then a Pulaya,
engaged in agricultural occupations. One day his wife heard by
chance the cry of a baby of divine appearance and unusual charm. The
babe was so lovely and splendid in countenance that she dared not
touch it without bath. Finding none to fed nor claim it, she suckled
the babe and left it under the shade of a green tree for sometime.
When she came back, ah! What did she see there? She could not
believe her eyes; for, she found a five - headed serpent sheltering
the babe with its five-hooded form, from the hazing heat of the sun.
the wonder ceased, she communicated this miracle to her neighbours.
It reached the king of Travancore in no time. Deeming the place very
auspicious, he ordered a temple to be built at the exact spot. And
it slowly gained popularity on account of the miracles demonstrated
by the presiding deity and boons showered on the adorers. Whatever
may be the origin, however the place was spoted, and through
whomsoever it was brought to light, one thing is certain, it was the
place most dear to Srimannarayana, and fittest for tranquil repose
and leisurely relaxation. And the Lord is like an incarnation of
Kalpa Vriksha - granting everything to the genuine supplicants.