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Sri Moozhikkalathaan Perumal Temple





Sri Moozhikkalathaan 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 Thirumoozhikkalam,kottayam district in Kerala.Sri Moozhikkalathaan Perumal is vast an inspiring edifice.The main Deity of sri Moozhikkalathaan Perumal is Thirumoozhikkalathaan and Madhuraveni Naachiyaar.

In this sthalam, there is no separate sannadhi for Thaayar. Only, Bhagavadhi Amman sannadhi is found. Near to this sthalam, the Aalvaai river is found.

The speciality of this sthalam is during the time of pooja done for the perumal, there is no music instrument are played. It is said that all the temple's Gopuram, Mandapan and pragharam of this sthalam are built by Lakshmanan (brother of Sri Ramar) and he did various service to this temple.

During Ramayana, on hearing that Sri Ramar had been sent to the forest, Bharadan went in search of him to return him to Ayodhya for doing Pattabishekam for him.

On seeing Bharadan coming from Ayodhya, Lakshmanan got angry with him and tried to kill him. Since, because of this bad thought and sinful act, to get out the sin, Lakshmanan served and got the seva of this sthala Emperumaan, Moozhikkalathaan.




Sri Moozhikkalathaan Perumal Temple  is Located at Thirumoozhikkalam, kottayam district in Kerala. Sri Moozhikkalathaan Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

The Presiding deity of this Temple is The Moolavar of this sthalam is Thirumoozhikkalathaan. The Perumal is also named as Appan, Sri Sukthinathapperumal.

He is found in Nindra thirukkolam facing his thirumugham along the Eastern direction. Prathyaksham for Aareetha Maharishi.The Thaayar of this sthalam is Madhuraveni Naachiyaar.
The important Festivals of this Temple is Gaurda Sevai, Vaikasi Visakam, Vaikundha Ekadashi,

Sri Imayavarappa Perumal vimanam is Soundarya Vimanam,The Theertham provided by this Temple is Sanga Theertham. Thiru Sangu is the Hamsam of Bharadhan, brother of Sri Ramar and since Bharadhan stood as an help for Lakshmanan to get out his sin, the pushkarani is Sanga Theertham.

The speciality of this sthalam is during the time of pooja done for the Perumal, there is no music instrument are played.

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.


  • 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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