The Blessing Secondary Deities


GANAPATHY

The Legend

Facing east, in the kannimoola or southwest corner lies the odd idol of loard Ganapathy in the form of an elephant.


MUTHARAMMA

The Legend

Facing north, in the southern part of the temple the adorned Mutharamma with thrisul in her hand bless the pilgrims. Mother who cure muth (vasoorimala or smallpox) is the meaning of the word muthumariamman or mutharamman.


SREEMURUGAN

The Legend

The shrine of Sreemuruga face the east. Shashtipooja and vratha are the main offerings of sree Muruga which will relieve us from sins and dangers and bless with the fulfillment of wishes.


PECHIYAMMA

The Legend

Facing east with thrisul in her hand Devi Saraswathy stays here as Pechiyamma.


BHAIRAVASWAMI

The Legend

Bhairavaswamy is one among the 'Ashta Bhairavas' which are the eight forms of Lord Siva. Just behind this idol is his messenger's idol 'a dog'. Bhairavaswamy is considered as the security guard of this temple. Yogeeswara serpent gods, rakshas , velichappad, guru, munnodi(nandikesha), Sree Ayyappa etc are the other deities in this temple.