|Description The Lakshmana Perumaal temple is located at Tirumoozhikkalam near Alwaye.
The presiding deity Lakshmana Perumaal is considered to be none other than Vishnu. The
Triprayar Rama temple and the Koodalmanikyam Bharata temple are related shrines located in
this part of Kerala.
This is an ancient temple, glorified
by the tamil hymns (Tiruvaimozhi) of Nammalwar one of the 12 Vaishnavite Alwars of the 1st
This shrine is associated with legends from the Ramayanam.
Legend has it that while Bharata the brother of Rama and Lakshmana, came to invite Rama,
then in exile, to take over the reins of the kingdom, an angry Lakshmana suspecting
Bharata's intentions, offered prayers to Vishnu at Tirumoozhikkalam; however, Bharata's
innocence was very soon revealed, and then the two of them offered worship together at
Inscriptions from the 11th century CE are seen in this
temple. A vritta (circular) vimanam crowns this temple whose base is of stone, and the
rest of the superstructure being laterite, stucco and timber.