- Tirukuralappan Ambalam
Situated on the bank of river Pampa, this Vaishnava kshetra has been luring
devotees steadily from Dwaparayuga onwards. The archamurti Tirukuralappan was
installed by Arjuna, the Pandavamadhyama, known as savyasachi for the unique
distinction of using right and left hands equally in the art of archery. The
icon of the Moolavar - Tirukuralappan is in standing posture and faces east. The
special tradition of offering Tirumanjana to the Moolavar and adorning Him
exquisitely with Halavia flower decoration casts enchantment on the devotees and
it is a plus point to luring large numbers everyday. The Goddess is called
Padmaasana Natchiar. The sthalapurana embodies the account of Brahma being
blessed with the vision of the Lord here, and he crossed the hurdles with the
abundant compassion, of this archamurti. The garbhagriha is adorned with Vamana
Vimana. The temple Pushkarini is called Vedavyasa saras and the water is used
for temple worship. Nammalwar, visited this kshetra and offered pasuramala.
Annual festivals are celebrated with due pomp and splendour. Daily worship is
offered with great fervor.
lies 10 km off Chengannur, a famous temple town of Kerala and accessible by bus.