Description: This Dhivya
Desam has been sung in a decad of 10 verses by Kulasekhara Azhwar who hailed from Kerala (Chera Nadu). This temple is located
at Thiruvinjikode, at a distance of 16 km from Shoranur, enroute to Guruvayur. The nearest railhead is Pattambi on the Malabar
railway line. This temple has a shrine to Shiva and a shrine to Perumaal.
This temple is connected with legends from the Mahabharata and has four images of Perumaal believed
to have been installed by the Pandavas.
Given the four Perumaal images and the sanctum enshrining Shiva this temple is popularly known as
Legend has it that Perumaal appeared in four forms here (Vyuhavataram - Pradyumna, Aniruddha, Sankharshana and Para Vasudeva)
in response to worship by Ambarishan and was worshipped by the Pandavas here. Ambarishan is said to have obtained salvation
here. Of the four images of Perumaal seen here, Yuddhishtra is said to have worshipped the one in the center, Bhima the one
on the left, Arjuna the one on the West, and Nakula and Sahadeva the other.
There is yet another temple in Karur (on the Chennai Thiruchi railroad), by name Vithuvakkodeeswaram,
enshrining Abhaya Pradhana Ranganathar and Ranganayaki, also considered to be a Dhivya Desam by the same name. Ranganathar
is enshrined in a reclining posture. This temple covers an area of about an acre and has shrines to Anjaneyar and GarudAzhwar.
Legend has it that Markandeyan, Mucukunda Chakravarti, Sri Devi and Bhudevi offered worship here.
Two worship services are offered each day here. The annual festival is celebrated in the month of Chittirai.