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Sri Uyyavandha Perumal temple
 
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Moolavar: Uyyavanda Perumal – Abhayapradhan
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Vithuvakottuvalli – Padmasani Nachiar
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Chakkara Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 2000-3000 years old
  Historical Name: Tirumittrakodu
  City: Tiru Vithuvakodu
  District: Palakkad
  State: Kerala
 
Singers:
     
  Kulasekhara Azhwar was the king of Chera region surrendering himself to Perumal.  As Periazhwar played the role of Yasodha in his hymns bringing up Lord Krishna, Kulasekhara Azhwar was the mother of Lord Rama in his hymns.   In his Mangalasasanam, Kulasekhara Azhwar becomes a child awaiting the grace of mother.  He says, “Oh! Lord of Vithuvakodu, surrounded by fragrant flower gardens, I have no asylum but your feet.  Though an angry mother ignores her child, it waits for her sympathy and love.  I am in the same situation awaiting your look on me.”  
     
 Festival:
     
  Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-Janary and Tiruvonam are the festival of the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  This is a Divyadesa in the holy list of 108 Tirupathis of Lord Vishnu. Perumal appeared here to give Darshan to King Ambarisha facing South, according to history of the place – sthala purana.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-Janary and Tiruvonam are the festival of the temple.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 98954 03524 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Majority of the population of the place speak Tamil.  The temple has a treasure of sculptures depicting Krishna Leela, Arjuna penance telling volumes of Tamil architectural skills.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Many people of Kerala offer Tarpan to their ancestors in this place.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees light ghee lamps to Perumal and perform archanas with tulsi leaves. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Performing Tarpan to ancestors is considered very sacred in this place as Lord Kasi Viswanatha is also present in this place situated on the banks of Bharatha Puzha with the confluence of 10 rivers.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

During their life in the jungles, Pandavas the five brothers during their journey in south found this place, an embodiment of nature’s beauty with divine peace spread everywhere.  They decided to stay there for a while.  They built temples and installed idols for their pujas and worship.  Arjuna installed the idol of Lord Vishnu.  This is considered as the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.  Other idols of Lord Vishnu installed by Darma, Beema, Nakula and Sahadeva are in separate shrines in the prakara-corridor.  There also shrines for Lord Sastha, Nagar and Mother Bhagavati.  Lord Ganapathy and Lord Dakshinamurthy grace the devotees at the entrance of the temple.

 

It is said that Pandavas spent a longer period of their forest life in this place.  After a long time, a Pandya king built the compound wall.

 

About 2000 years back, a sage of this place went to Kasi and stayed there for a long time.  He came to know that his mother was terminally ill and started to see his mother.  Lord Kasi Viswanatha also accompanied him hiding himself in the umbrella of the sage.

 

Reaching this place, the sage left the umbrella and went for a bath.  Returning, he saw the umbrella disappearing and the stone blasted and a Shivalinga in the place.  It is believed that Lord Kasi Viswanatha with all His grace came to this place to stay here installed by Pandavas through the sage.

 

The first worship goes to Lord Shiva before approaching Lord Vishnu in the temple.  People of Kerala respect this place as a place with five Murthys.

 
     
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