are two versions about the name of the place.
Harida Maharishi performed Tapas for many years. The rishi was overwhelmed
when the Lord revealed His form and composed the Srisukthi (Tirumozhi)
dealing the Varnashrama Dharma, Anushtana Prakarana (duties to be
performed at five times a day) and samhita (which deals with yoga)
and hence the place is called Tirumozhikalam and the Lord took the
name Tirumozhikalathan at the request of the rishi.
The natives call the Lord as Lakshmana. As per sthala purana, Lakshmana
prayed this Lord repenting his action of suspecting Bharata when
he came to Chitrakootam and was overwhelmed by the embrace of Lakshmana.
Since this sthala brought back the comradeship between the two,
this place is called Tirumoozhikalam.
This place is about 24 kms from Alappuzha (Alwaye) by road on way
to Ernakulam, and about 5 kms from Angamali Railway station on the
Ernakulam - Allapuzha Line.
Thaayaar - Maduraveni Naachiyaar.
Theertham - Perungulam, Sanga Theertham, Chirraaru.
|Thirumangaialwar - 1553,
2061, 2674 (129)
Nammalwar - 3623-3633.
Total of 14 Paasurams.
|Direction and Posture
||East-faced and Standing Posture
|Access to the temple
Near Angamali Railway Station(Ernakulam - Shoranoor
The Moolavar of
this sthalam is Muuzhikalathan. 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
|How to Get There.
This sthalam is situated near Aalvaai city
in Kerala state. We can get down in Aalvaai and from there, we can
reach Moozhikkalam by travelling in the bus. From Ernakulam also,
we can reach this sthalam by bus. To get into this sthalam, we have
to travel about 1 Km from Moozhikkalam road. From Kaaladi road railway
station, if we travel 7 kms towards the western direction, we can
reach this sthalam. There is not much of lodging facility.