Moolavar: Navaimukunthan (Narayanan)
Old year: 1000-2000 years old
About Navaimukunthan temple
Tirunavaya Temple is a historically significant ancient Hindu temple on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River dedicated to Nava Mukundan (Vishnu) with the other deities like Ganesha, and Lakshmi. It is located near the ancient Hindu pilgrimage centre of Tirunavaya, a village 8 km south of Tirur in the Malappuram district of Kerala state, India. The temple was the traditional venue for the historic ritual of the Mamankam festival, an enactment of traditional martial arts by suicide squads.The temple was attacked first during Tipu Sultan’s invasion in 18th century and later in 1921 during the Moplah rebellion.It also figures among the 106 Divya Desams that exist in the Earthly realm according to the Tamil Alvar tradition of the 9th Century.
In kerala, sri mahalakshmi has been installed separately in only one temple and 9 yogis have got blessings from lord perumal in the same place.The temple is called as navaimukunthan temple and is situated in malappuram district of kerala in a place called thirunavai.
Navaimukunthan temple Speciality:
Sri mahalakshmi have a separate temple only here in this place in kerala.People give pithru tharpanam in this temple as this is so famous for this type of ritual in kerala. Amman is called malarmangai nachiyar.
One can reach this place by travelling from palakkad to pattambi which is 100 kms away.From there one has to travel to a place called kuttipuram and from there one can reach this temple.