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Sri Pambanai Appan temple

Moolavar : Pambanai Appan ? Kamalanathan
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Kamalavalli Nachiar
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Pamba Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tiruvanvandoor
City : Tiruvanvandoor
District : Alappuzha
State : Kerala


   The temple is praised in the Mangalasasanam hymns of Nammazhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar.


   A ten day festival is celebrated in the temple with flag hoisting on the Anuradha (Anusham) star day in the month of Masi (February-March).

Temple's Speciality:

   Being one among the 108 Divya Desas Vishnu temples, it is said that Pandavas came to this place during their exile life. Found dilapidated, Nakula the last brother of the Pandavas renovated the temple. People believe that this was built by Nakula.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 4.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Pambanai Appan Temple, Tiruvanvandoor, Alappuzha dist., Kerala.


   91- 94461 93002

General Information:

   The temple region is situated on the north of the holy?Pampa?River?of Kerala.??This is mentioned in the hymns of Nammazhwar.??Of the temples installed by Pandavas, this is the temple that celebrates more festival events.


   Perumal grants every wish of the devotee.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer milk porridge as nivedhana to the Lord.

Greatness Of Temple:

   While digging the land in this place, new Perumal-Vishnu idols were found. They were brought to this temple and new shrines built to install the new idols. It is significant that the sanctum sanctorum is circular in shape and Perumal in a standing form is facing west hold his conch and discus. The sculpture depicting the dance of Child Krishna on the hoods of snake Kalinga (Kalinga Nardanam) is very attractive. The two pillars bearing this Naradana Kanna has also carvings of all Dasavatara (10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu) scenes. The Vimana ? tower above the sanctum sanctorum is called Sakala Veda Vimanam. Maharshis Narada and Markandeya had visited the temple to worship Perumal Pamabanaiappan.

Temple History:

   A debate arose between Lord Brahmma and Maharshi Narada. Brahmma spelt a curse on Narada who came down to this place and performed penance on Lord Vishnu seeking his grace to teach him all the philosophies covering creation and related principles. Pleased with his penance, Lord taught him the lessons based on which Maharshi Narada wrote the treatise on the supremacy of Lord Vishnu and the codes to worship Him, titled Naradeeya Puranam, according to scriptures.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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