- Tirukatkaraiappan Ambalam
Divya Desam although lying in the proximity of Ernakulam, the premier harbor
city of Kerala does not command adequate facilities, either to reaching or
staying overnights there. Yet the divinity permeating the whole kshetra has
been. drawing ardent Vaishnavates over centuries. The Lord - Tirukatkaraiappan
being disposed to devout bhaktas favorably, he is much sought after God for
quick emancipation and easy crossing of the samsarasagara. The icon of the
archamurti faces south and he is in standing posture. The temple built in Kerala
architectural design possesses all the essential parts. The Goddess is called
Perumselvanayaki. Kapila Mahaishi was blessed with the darsan of the Lord and
his devout austerities were duly rewarded. The temple tank goes by the name of
Kapila thirtha and the Vimana, Pushkala. Daily worship is offered according to
agama tenets and the annual festivals are celebrated with great eclat. Nammalvar
visited and offered Mangalasasana to the Moolavar expressing his devotion to the
Lord and land.
It is 11 km off Ernakulam, the port city of Kerala and accessible by auto.