About the Temple & Location:
This divyadesam is situated near Sengannoor in Kerala. 6 miles away in East of Sengannoor, one can reach this place by traveling in Bus. For staying facility, a devasthana chathram (Choultry) is available, but food facility is minimum.
1. The specialty of this sthalam is the precious ornaments of Sabharimalai Ayyappan is protected only in this sthalam. During Makara Jyothi, it is taken from here and dedicated to Ayyappan.
2. This Divyadesam is constructed and devoted by Arjuna.
This Divyadesam is constructed and devoted by Arjun, one among the Pancha Pandavas. During Mahabharta war, when Arjunan and Karnan were fighting, Karnan’s Chariot got struck in the land. He got down from the Chariot and tried to get the wheels of it out from the place. But, he could not do so. At that time, Karnan asked Arjunan not to fight with him at that time and asked him to wait for sometime. But, neglecting his words, Arjun killed Karna using his bow and arrow. But, he felt very sad for his act and to get out this curse, he built this temple and devoted the perumal, Thirukkuralappan.
The perumal is said to be the amsam of Vaamana. Arjuna was able to get the seva of Sriman Narayanan as “Parthasarathy” during Mahabharatam and Vaaman in this sthalam.
Once, Brahma devan lost his Gnana book and to regain it, he did a great tapas over this sthala perumal. At that time, the perumal showed his seva and blessed him that he will retain the Gnana book. This is one of the historical story said about this sthalam.
The specialty of this sthalam is the precious ornaments of Sabharimalai Ayyappan is protected only in this sthalam. During Makara Jyothi, it is taken from here and dedicated to Ayyappan.
1. The ONam festival is celebrated in a grand way in this temple.
2. One more special utsavam, Khandavadahanam is the done during the months of December and January. Dahanam means consigning to fire. As a remembrance of firing of Khandavana forest by Arjuna who was helped by Sri Krishna, this utsavam is performed here.
The Moolavar of this sthalam is Thirukkuralappan. He is also named as “Parthasarathy”, and is in Nindra Thirukkolam facing East. Prathyaksham for Brahma devan, Vedavyasa Maharishi.
The Thaayar of this sthalam is Padmasani Naachiyaar.
Nammalwar – 10 Paasurams.
Since, the perumal gave his seva to Vedavyasa rishi, the pushkarani is said to be Vedavyasa saras and another theertham is Pambha theertham.