In the epic stories of Lord Shiva the one titled ‘Kaala Nigraham’ has special significance. This deity is located on the northern side to the left of the temple and the deity is seated facing the west. The Anthimahakalan who took the role of a savior against Yama Raja to protect Markandeya is believed to deliver the same to the devotees by ushering them with prosperity.
Archana, Mrityunjaya Pushpanjali, Koovala Mala, Ney-Vilakku, Bhadra Deepam, Dhara, Ney-payasam, Pizhinju Payasam are said to be the chief offerings of Anthimahakalan.
The Atmas of Brahmins who are experienced in Tantric cult is invoked as Brahma Rakshas. The deity of Brahma Rakshas is located on the southern side of the temple facing the east. It is customary to take permission from Brahma Rakshas before commencing the construction activities. Pal-payasam is the main offering of Brahma Rakshas.
Pal-payasam is main offering of Brahma Rakshas.
The mythology concerning Aaya Yakshi is related to love, fertility and beauty. Archana, Manjal, Chethy-mala etc are the main offerings.
Sastha or Ayappa is believed to be the son of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The deity is positioned on the southern side facing the east.
Archana, Elluthiri, Ney-vilakku, Ney-abhishekam, Ney-payasam, Ellu-payasam, Neeranjanam, Mukha-charthu, Karuka-mala are the chief offerings to the Sastha. During the Mandala season the Ayyappa devotees arrive at the temple for wearing the ceremonial Mala and Kettu-nira.
The Bhagawathy of this temple is Durga Devi with sankh and varam on the right hand and chakram and abhayam on the left hand. The deity is seated facing the east and according to mythology it is believed that the deity of Bhagawathy existed in this temple much before than that of the Ganapathy. And thus, equal importance is given to both Durga Devi and Ganapathy.
The main offerings to the Bhagawathy include Archana, Manjal, Ney-vilakku, Karuka-mala, Chethy-mala, Bhadradeepam, Bhagawathy Puja, Dwadasaksharimantra Pushpanjali and Kadum Payasam.