Sri Kolapira Perumal Temple otherwise called as Sreevallabha Temple, an highly orthodox Hindu Temple dedicated to Purusha as Lord Sreevallabhan, is one among the oldest and biggest Temples of Kerala and a major destination for devotees all over India for centuries.
Located in Thiruvalla town of Pathanamthitta district, this ocean of orthodoxy is well known for its architectural grandeur and unique customs that can be found in no other temples.
The stone-wooden carvings and fine mural paintings inside the temple are worth seeing. Being one among 108 Divya Desams,Sreevallabha temple has been glorified by Alvars and many other ancient works. It is considered to be the vallabha kshethram mentioned in Garuda Purana and Matsya Purana.
This temple is also called as Sri Kolapira Perumal Temple .This Temple is located at Thiruvalvaazh, Kerala. Sri Kolapira Perumal Temple is vast an exciting edifice.The main Deity of Sri Kolapira Perumal Temple is Kolapiraan and Selva Thirukkozhudhu Naachiyaar
This sthalam explains about the relationship and the unity of Saivam and Vaishnavam. This sthalam also tells about the good character.
Kanda Karan, who is the chief leader of Siva Perumaan's Siva Ganangal (troop (or) Crew) and had a vulgour actions towards everything. He had a ugly structure and that fears all person who sees him. He gave Narabali (Killing peoples) for Siva Perumaan. But, on seeing this, Siva perumaan ordered him not to give Narabali and asked him to worship the Emperumaan, Sriman Narayanan who is said to be the "Santha Sorubhee.
He also said by worshipping him, he can get the Mukthi and can attain Paramapadham. On hearing this, Kanda Karnan, who was a great Veera saivan, changed to Vaishnavan and started to tell the Ashtakshara Mantram, "Om Namo Narayanaya. At the same time he left worshipped Siva Perumaan and tied two small bells on his ears to avoid hearing Siva Perumans name (or) his mantram "Om Nama Shivaya.
The speciality of this sthalam is there is one separate sannadhi for Thiruppaan Alwar, where no ladies are allowed, only gents are allowed into the sannadhi.the perumal gave his presence to explain the good character of a women, the selva Nayagi, periya piratti is named as "Selva thirukozhunthu Naachiyaar. Since, the perumal came as a brahmachari, the piratti is also called as "Vaathsalya Devi.
Behind the Moolavar, Sudharsana Chakkram, who is said to be so powerful is found. So, it is great to get the seva of the perumal in front along with Lakshmi piratti in his chest and behind the perumal, we can worship, the Sudharsana Chakkaram.
Sri Kolapira Perumal Temple is Located at Thiruvalvaazh, Kerala.Sri Kolapira Perumal is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
The Presiding deity of this Temple is The Moolavar found in this sthalam is Kolapiraan. He is also called as "Thiruvaazhmarban".
Moolavar is found in Nindra Thirukkolam facing his thirumugham along Eastern direction. The Perumal is prathyaksham for Kanda Karnan. The Thaayar of this sthalam is Selva Thirukkozhudhu Naachiyaar. Also named as Vaathsalya Devi.
The important Festivals of this Temple is 10 day Festival in Poosam - Kathakali Festival is the most popular festival at this temple
Every Saturday morning, there is a special pooja at this divya desam similar to the one at Thiruvanparisaram.
Sri Kolapira Perumal Temple is Saduranga Kola Vimaanam,The Theertham provided by this Temple is Kanda Kara Theertham ,Pambha Nadhi.
Those seeking child boon organize the Kathakali dance performance in the temple that exclusively belongs to Kerala. This is called Nerchai. This is performed each day in the temple. There is a troupe in the temple itself called Kalakshetra.
The temple is open from 4.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.