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Thiruvattaaru is situated about 6 miles
from Thoduvetti, which can be reached by bus in the Thiruvananthapuram
Nagercoil route. This temple is similar to the Thiruvananthapuram
temole. There are three entrances through which devotees get the
darshan of the Lords' face, body and feet. There are huge praakaarams
and a Krishna idol.
The Lord is said to have destroyed
the asura Aadikesi who was disturbing the rishis & devas. The
asura's wife, Aasoori prayed to the river Ganges for help. The river
Ganges along with the Taamirabarani river rushed as a flood, but the Lord
made the land rise as a hill. The two rivers went around the hill
in a circle (vattam) like a garland and hence the name Thiruvattaaru to
this sthalam. Since the Lord vanquished the asura Aadikesi, he is
known by the naamam Aadikesava Perumaal. The spot where the rivers
split is called Moovaathu Mugam / Thodhai Pirali.
The Moolavar is Aadikesava Perumal
seen in bujanga sayanam posture facing west.
Thaayaar - Maragadavalli Naachiyaar.
Theertham - Kadalvaai Theertham,
Vattaaru, Raama Theertham.
Nammalwar - 3722-3732.
Total of 11 Paasurams