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Kulathupuzha

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Unlike at Achankovil the diety here is in the form of a boy(Bala Sasta). The peculiarity of the idol is that it is not a single idol, but is made of eight pieces of stones. There is a story behind this miraculous phenomenon. Once when the Tantri went for his bath, his servants wanted to cook food. They made a hearth with three stones. But one of them was taller than the rest. To make all of them equal, they struck a taller stone with a fourth one, to drive it down. In this risky process the taller stone broke into eight pieces and started bleeding. By this time the Tantri returned and witnessed the presence of Bala Sasta. All on a sudden the vision was reported to the King of Kottarakkara. He ordered to construct a temple and the eight stones were duly installed.The fishes in the Kulathupuzha is called “Thirumakkal”, Meenoottu is a special Vazhipadu here. Other deities are Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. The annual festival of the temple is celebrated on Vishu.

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