Prathishta / Presiding Deity : Vamana Moorthy
Upadevatha / Sub Deities : xx
The presiding deity of this temple is lord Vamana Moorthy. This temple is considered as one amongst rare temple for Vamana Moorthy in kerala.
The legend of Bhagavata has it that the Vamana avatar was taken by Vishnu to restore Indra's authority over the heavens, which was taken away by force by the demon king Bali in Dravida. Bali was the grandson of Prahlada, the son of Hiranyakshipu. Vamana, in the guise of a short Brahman, carried a wooden umbrella and requested three steps of land for him to live in. Given a promise of three steps of land by King Mahabali against the warning given by his Guru Sukracharya, Vamana,
The Supreme God grows so huge that he could step from heaven to earth, and earth to the lower worlds in two simple steps. King Mahabali unable to fulfil the promise of three paces of land to the Supreme God, offers his head for the third step. Thus Vamana places his foot on King Mahabali's head and gives him immortality for his benevolence.
Kalad, Niramruthoor, Tirur, Malappuram Dt, Kerala