Thiruvanvandur – Pambanaiappa Perumal

Name of the Temple

Sri Pambanaiappan Temple

Period of origin

Before 2000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: Paambanai Appan, Kamalanathan

Thayar:  Kamalavalli Nachiyar

Pushkarani: Pamba River

Vimanam: Vadalaya Vimanam

Mangalaashaasanam: NamAzhvaar


A debate arose between Lord Brahmma and Maharshi Narada. Brahma 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. Narada is said to have created the ‘Naradiya Purana’, an extensive document comprising of 25000 verses. 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. Maharishi Narada and Markandeya had visited the temple to worship Perumal Pamabanaiappan.

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. 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.

Ashtami-Rohini Krishna Festival,11day Festival in Dhanur, Uthiratadhi 10day festival in Kumbham are the festivals celebrated here.


Located about 7kms North of Chengannur and about 5kms South West of Thiruvalla on the Erimala route, on the banks of the Pamba River

Temple Timings:

5am-1130am and 5pm-8pm

Temple Telephone Number:

0479 2427808

Temple Address:

Arulmigu Pambanaiappan Thirukkoil,
Thiruvanvandur – 686109,
Alapuzha District,
Kerala State.

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