Thiruvalvaazh

 
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History - Thiruvalvaazh

As per sthalapurana, Shankara mangalatthammai, a pativratha used to observe Ekadasi vratha and feed one Brahmachari(bachelor boy) on Dwadasi. Tholakarana, a demon, created hurdles for this. The Lord in the form of Brahmachari killed Tholakarana and came for the feast, hiding the Yagnopavitham (sacred thread) with Krishnajinam (deer skin). The Lord at the request of pativratha gives darshan and continues to give this day , with Lakshmi adorning His chest and hence called Tiruvazhmarban.

Thaayaar - Selvathirukozundhu Naachiyaar, Vaatsalyadevi.

Theertham - Kandaakarna Theertham, Pambaa river.


Mangalasasanam:
Thirumangaialwar - 1808-1817, 2674 (118)
Nammalwar - 3205 - 3215.

Total of 22 Paasurams.


Special Information
Dieties Kolabiran, Selvath Thirukkozhundhu
Vimanam Sadhuranga Kola Vimanam
Theerthangal Kandaakarna Theertham
Mangalasasanam Thirumangaiazhwar, Nammazhwar
Pratyaksham Saptha Rishis
Direction and Posture East-faced and Standing Posture
Travel Base
Kottayam
Access to the temple
About 3 Kms from Thiruvella Main Road
Note: Previously ladies were prohibited inside the temple. The ban has been lifted now.

Moolavar
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..

How to Get There.

This sthalam is situated 3 kms away from Thiruvalla railway station which is in between Kollam - Ernakulam railway lane. We can reach this sthalam also by bus that goes towards kottayam. For staying, Chattirams are available.


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