About Temple:Sri Athpudha Narayana Perumal Temple is revered as one of the 108 Divya Desam temples . Sri Athpudha Narayana Perumal Temple is also called as ‘Thirukodithanam Mahavishnu Kshetram’, which is located at Thrikkodithanam, Kottayam District of Kerala and also revered as one of the 108 Divya Desam temples, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Punniya koti Vimaanam.
This sthalam is said to be worshipped and constructed by Sahadevan, one among the Pandavas. This sthala perumal, Athpudha Narayanan gave his seva (prathyaksham) for Rukmaangadhan, who is one of the king of Sooriya Vamsam (generation). He had a great thought for the world people and worked for their life.
He greeted all the Gnanis, Yogis and bhaktaas of Vishnu and gave them proper respect and satisfied their needs. On hearing this, Vasishta Maharishi told about the great character of Rukmaangadhan to Indiran. To test the great character, Indiran send Naradhar to Rukmaangadhan.
Rukmaangadhan welcomed Naradhar and gave him lots of respect by doing Padha poojas and weared him with a special garland which had a peculiar flowers in that. Naradhar getting the proper respect from him, left that place. By blessing him.
Naradhar went to Indira lokam with the garland that is given by Rukmaangadham. On seeing the beauty and the smell that came out fromt he flower, Indiran was very much attracted by it and ordered his soldiers to get the flower from the Garden of Rukmaangadhan. As ordered by Indiran, the soldiers daily stole the flowers from the Garden and gave it to Indiran.
Rukmaangadhan was surprised to see the flowers being plucked and placed some soldiers to check who is stealing the flowers. But, the deva loka soldiers, without being seen by the soldiers placed in garden, stealed the flowers. The garden soldiers fired some garlic plants to get the light, so that using the light, they can easily catch the person who is stealing the flowers.
The smell of Garlic is said to have the character of minimising the sakthi of Gods. At this stage, the smoke of that came out of the Garlic plants mixed with the air and all the soldiers of Indiran lost their powers and the soldiers in the garden also lost their power and as a result of this, they were caught and finally they said that they belong to Indira lokam and explained all the things. On hearing this, Rukmaangadhan didnt get angry, instead gave them proper respect and treated them well. But, Simultaneously all the soldiers, Devars in Deva lokam lost their power and that day is said to Ekadesi day. All of them asked atleast minimum amount of credit from the person who is doing fasting on Ekadesi. Rukmaangadhan searched for a person who is fasting on Ekadesi. But, he could not identify not even a single one.
Finally, a women who led her life by washing clothes of the village peoples fought with her husband and because of this, she didnt have her food for the day. Without knowing the day is Ekadesi, she did the fasting. He explained all the things to her and asked her to give the credit of the viradham, there by helping the devars of Deva lokam. She also accepted it and gave one part of her viradham to them and to regain their power. Rukmaangadhan thanked the women and gave lots of precious ornaments and money to her. Thus, through Rukmaangadhan, Sriman Narayanan explains the greatness of Ekadesi Viradham.
Pick up from Theni.
Proceeding towards Kottayam.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed towards Thirukkadithaanam - Sri Athpudha Narayana Perumal Temple.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary .
Island of Pathiramanal.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After fresh up & Breakfast.
Check out from the Hotel.
Then proceed towards Marmala Waterfalls.
Nattakom and Panachikad are two villages flanked by dense evergreen forests and several beautiful streams.
Then starting our Journey towards Theni with sweet Memories of Kerala.
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All local vehicle transport
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Sri Athpudha Narayana Perumal Temple-Thirukkadithaanam,Kerala (108 Divya desam ,Malai Naadu)