Many years ago, the entire territory was under the control of a shepherd named Idayath Nair. This nobleman used to sit and worship Shasta, the goddess of the family, on a floor lined with wild stones. Sastha's godmother Prabha and son Satyakan were enshrined on either side of Sastha. All three idols were on a floating rock. The vision of those idols still remains the same to the west.
About six hundred years ago, a Namboothiri was brought from the Pathiramattam house on the banks of the Muvattupuzha river and appointed as the priest of this Sastha. The landlord gave him a building to live in and some land adjoining it. Adjacent to Shasta's floor, another floor was made to the left of Shasta, and Durga Bhagavathi, the deity of Namboothiri, was enshrined on a floating stone and placed on this floor facing east. Here, too, he performed rituals. His house got the name Idamana Illam, probably because he came in between. The people in this house are the descendants of that Brahmanotham who was supreme and glorious. The rituals are performed by the householders themselves.
When this river, which flows from east to west, flows in front of Bhagwati from east to west, it stops flowing towards the south and then to the west again. Over time, the temple land became very much alienated. These deities, who were worshiped as the deities of the landless people, later became the deities of the entire country. This temple is one of the rare temples in Kerala dedicated to Shasta, a householder. Sastha of Kali Yuga, Kshipraprasad and Bhagwati of Annapoorneshwari bless all the people of this country.
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