per sthalapurana, the Lord took the four forms as Ambarisha wished
to worship the Paradevata in Vyoohavatar roopa and obtain His blessings.
It is believed that Dharmaputra worshipped the Perumal at the centre,
Arjuna - the one on the west side, Bheema - the one on the left
and Nakula and Sahadeva worshipped the Lord on the right side. Ambarisha
attained Moksha here.
The Moolavar is Uyyavandha Perumal, Abhayapradhan seen in standing
posture facing south. There is a sannadhi for Lord Siva, as soon
as we enter the temple. The Perumal sannadhi is behind this. The
five Pandavas are said to have done penance here. There are 4 murthis.
It is said that Dharmar worhsipped the central moorthi, Arjuna
the murthi on the west, Bheema the murthi on the left, Nakulan and
Sahaadevan the murthi on the right.
Thaayaar - Vithuvakottuvalli, Padmabaani Naachiyaar.
Theertham - Chakra Theertham.