- Tirumulikkaathan Ambalam
is an ancient Vaishnava kshetra with a difference. Many of those features deemed
indispensable for any place of worship are conspicuous by their absence, and yet
it gained a covetable place among the 108 Divya desams. The archamurti s icon is
in standing posture and faces east. A celebrated mahamuni by name Harita was
blessed with the darsan of the Lord after due prayers. The Mother is called
Madhuraveni Natchiar and the temple tank called Perumkula thirtha. The
garbhagriha is adorned with Soundarya Vimana. There is no separate sannidhi for
the Mother, but the august icon of Bhagavathy is enshrined in a grand minishrine
and she is receiving regular worship with great devotional fervour.
Another peculiarity discernable here is - there is no Vadyaghosha - instrumental
music during prayer services. These age-old traditions have gained tacit
approval, and mute acceptance is regarded as a mark of pious dedication, says
the priest. This is lying on the bank of Alwaye and so special attraction.
Regular worship is going on with great religious fervor and the annual festivals
attract huge crowds.
It is 10 Km off
Angamali railway station in Kerala, accessible by bus.