Prathishta / Presiding Deity : xx
Upadevatha / Sub Deities : Lord Siva, Lord Vinayaka , Yakshi, Nagas and Madan
Thanthri: Vanjiyur Aniyara Madam
Trustee: Thiruvithamkoor Devaswam Board
The presiding deity in this temple is Lord Ayyappa. This temple is a very old temple. The temple is also known as 'Manappurekkavu'. The 'Mugal' soldiers were grouped together near this temple,many years ago for attacking thiruvananthapuram. But the soldiers didn't make any harm to this temple ,because they were devotees of Lord Ayyappa and so they were fearful.
This temple has no roof. The sub deities are Lord Siva, Lord Vinayaka , Yakshi, Nagas and Madan. The temple has 'Valiambalam' and 'Aanappanthal'. There is a story behind the 'Parayeduppu' in this temple.
'Lord Ayyappa' in this temple and the Bhagavathys in the temples 'Mookkolakkal' , 'Attukal' and 'Konchiravila' had a quarrel . The three sisters told Lord Ayyappa that they will come to see him and there is no need for him to come and see them. Then they asked Ayyappa, what he is going to give them ,when they visit him. Then he told that he will never return them without giving anything and for that he is even ready to implore. After saying this ,he started from there and took an avathar at 'manakkad'. Its believed that 'Parayeduppu' is for keeping the word given to three sisters.
During these days ,when Lord ayyappa reach 'Mookkolakkal' , 'Attukal' and 'Konchiravila' , the doors of the the temples will be closed. When the Bhagavathys reach 'Manakkad' during their festive season , Lord Ayyappa will give them the rice ,which he recieved from 'Parayeduppu'. Its the belief.
The main festival(Arattu) is in the malayalam month 'Kumbham' , on the day 'Uthradam'.
Its celebrated in 8 days.
'Parayeduppu' is the main offering in this temple.
Thiruvananthapuram-Kizhakkekotta route (1/2 km from Kizhakkekotta)