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Sri Imayavarappa Perumal Temple



Sri Imayavarappa Perumal Temple is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu Believed to have been visited by the 1 poet saints or Alwars.

This Temple is located at Chengundroor, Alapuzha district in  Kerela.Sri Imayavarappa Perumal is vast an inspiring edifice.The main Deity of sri Imayavarappa Perumal is Imayavarappan and Sengamala Valli Thaayar

This sthalam is now called with the name "Thirucchittraaru, by the people. This temple is also called as "Perumal Temple (kovil) and "Vishnu temple (kovil).

The perumal took the Mohini Avathaaram to protect Lord Shivan from Padmaasuram. Once, there lived an Asuran (Demon) by named "Sugan. He had a son by Padmaasuran. He got many varams by doing various tapas. Likewise, he got a peculiar Varam from Lord Shiva that if anyones head is touched over anyones head, he should be turned into ash.

After getting the Varam, he wanted to kill Lord Shivan who gave him the Varam and ran from him and secked the help from Sriman Narayanan. Even the Deva Loga Kanniyars like Rambai, Oorvasi, Thilothamai tried to change his concentration by showing their presence infront of him.

But, they feared to come infront of him because they thought he might put his hand on their heads. At that time, Sriman Narayanan took the most beautiful Mohini Avathaar and came infront of Padmaasuran. On seeing the beauty of the Mohini, he stood without moving and wanted to get the happiness of her beauty. At that time, the Mohini who was actually Sriman Narayanan, said after having the oil bath, he can get the happiness from her.

On hearing this, Padmaasuran felt very happy and went towards the tank (Pushkarani) to have the oil bath. As soon as he applied the oil on his head, his hand touched his head and at that second, he was turned to ash. And finally, Sriman Narayanan who took the Mohini Avathaar saved Lord Shivan.



Sri Imayavarappa Perumal Temple  is Located at Chengundroor, Alapuzha district in  Kerela.Sri Imayavarappa Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.This Temple is also Known as "Perumal Temple (kovil) and "Vishnu temple (kovil).

The Presiding deity of this Temple is The Moolavar of this sthalam is Imayavarappan. He is found in Nindra Thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards west direction. The perumal is prathyaksham for Rudran (Lord Shivan).The Thaayar found in this sthalam is Sengamala Valli Thaayar.
The important Festivals of this Temple is Gaurda Sevai, Vaikasi Visakam, Vaikundha Ekadashi,

Sri Imayavarappa Perumal vimanam is Jagajyothi Vimanam,The Theertham provided by this Temple is Sanga Pushkarani.Thirucchitraaru.

The speciality of this sthalam is that Dharman, one of the Pandavas worked in raising this temple and did lots of spiritual works in developing the temple.    This sthala perumal is Imayavarappan, found in Nindra thirukkolam facing towards west direction Iyyappan, was born fron the 3rd eye of Lord Shivan and for Mohini avathaar. Appan means father and in this sthalam , Imaya varappan is giving his blessings and seva in the father Sthanam (stage).

To explain that Lord Shiva and Sriman Narayanan are equal, a very big shivan temple is also found in this sthalam. The speciality of this sthalam is that Dharman, one of the Pandavas worked in raising this temple and did lots of spiritual works in developing the temple.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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