Sree Udiyannoor Devi Temple

The origin of the temple is as follows.There is a devotee named Neelakandan belonging to Udiyannoor family in Vattiyoorkonam,Thiruvananthapuram. Later he shifted his house to Maruthankuzhi.He completed his education under "Kesarapurathu Aasan" belonging to Pallichandra family. At that time, his family goddess Sri Bhadrakali came to his dream. She said that he will get an idol from the flood water, during the rainy season from the Killi river and he must take it and worship that idol. The same thing happened during the rainy season. Neelakandan and his friends went to see the flood . By seeing the idol, he jumped into the water. He captured the idol,but he and the idol disappeared into the flood.Everybody thought that he was dead.By knowing this incident Kesavapurathu Aasan came to the place and committed pooja with red flowers.He returned back to home after 7 days by surprising everyone. He kept the idol in a box made of jack tree covered with dhothis and silk. He made archana with flowers. He gave tender coconut,bananas and rice as nivedhyam to devi.Nelakandanís mother made the "Ada" and dedicated it to devi.Later this "Ada" became famous as Udiyannoor Ada.With the advice of his mother and Guru,the poojas are done by Neelakandan.

No soon later,the idol is installed on a stone(Kallara)near his house.Later,Neelakandan became a famous moth because of the believes in devi. He got the super natural power from devi. Then after he became famous as Sri Neelakanda paramahamsasadguru. The place where he worshiped with the idol is now known as "Mudipura". At that time Neelakandan and his mother moved his family house to Vattiyoorkkonam. For the poojas, he came to the temple from Vattiyoorkkonam. Later Sree Neelakandaparamahamsar became the famouse moth and Yogeeswaran.After fulfilling his ambition in life,he dedicated his life to devi.

There is a "Thekkathu" behind the "Mudipura".Later it is named as Yogeeswaran temple.After the death of Yogeeswaran,the poojas were handled by his family members.

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