Elayavoor Sree Muchilot Bhagavathi Kshetram

History

According to legend and the Astrologers who dug into details during the "Swarna Prashnam", the origin and history of Elayavoor Muchilot goes back to more than a century. It is known from elders who lived until very recent past and Forefathers of the Family, the Power of Sree Muchilot Bhagavathi reached Elayavoor from Sree Karivellur Muchilot and worshipped Her in "Padayambeth Nair" Tharavadu (Family) about two hundred years back.

During elaborate astrological investigations made through "Swarna Prashnam" conducted in the year 2007 by Jotsier Shri. V.V. Muraleedhara Varier and again in the year 2011 by Shri. Panappuzha Narayanan Jotsier it was revealed and confirmed that the Power of Muchilot Bhagavathi reached Elayavoor having entered into the "Achara Vadi" (Divine Cane ornated with silver rings usually carried by a devout and most respected "Komaram" or "Sthanikan") of a "Sthanikan" belonging to "Padayambeth Nair" Tharavadu situated in Elayavoor South, Kannur District, and who served Sree Karivellur Muchilot at that time. The "Divine Cane" was worshipped in the Prayer Room of the "Padayambeth" Family House for many years and until the demise of the said "Sthanikan".

Years have passed and the land was partitioned and the House was sold to outsiders not knowing the presence of "Munchilot Bhagavathi" in the House. The people who bought the House cleared it of all old items and thrown in a disused well which was there in the plot at that time, unknowingly including the "Divine Cane" with the 'Devi Chaithanyam" as well. Since then, for more than a century, the "Power" remained there and during the above referred "Swarna Prashnam" of 2007, the "Padayambeth Nair" Tharavadu members were told that Devi wish to have worshipped in Elayavoor duly constructing a "Muchilot Kavu" as urgently as possible and not later than five years the work should be completed and the first "Kaliyattam" should be conducted there. They were also told that the Muchilot may be constructed in the same plot where the old "Padayambeth" Tharavadu was situated, and if not possible, in a place nearby from where the sound of a "Shankha Vili" (blowing of a conch) from the "Muchilot" can be heard at the old "Tharavadu" land.

The search for a suitably and ideally located piece of land started by the "Padayambeth" members and finally by the end of 2010 a piece of land has been bought and registered it in the name of the Temple Trust. The cost of the land was gathered from within the existing Tharavadu / Thavazhi members of "Padayambeth". Further, a committed Group called "Elayavoor Sree Muchilot Bhagavathi Kshethra Pravarthana Samithi" was formed under the Trust, and its members hail from all walks of life, irrespective of any caste and creed, of Elayavoor Village and members of "Padayambeth" Tharavadu, to make every effort possible to see that the Temple Complex is built within the stipulated time.

This will be a long cherished dream come true for the people of Elayavoor once we accomplish this task with the help and support of all devotees and well wishers across the globe wherever they are. It will also be the fulfilment of the Wishes of Sree Muchilot Bhagavathi who is waiting and suffering for more than a century to have the Kavu in Elayavoor and be worshipped by Her devotees.

A Trust (Elayavoor Sree Muchilot Bhagavathi kshethram Trust) was formed on 17th November 2010 with an initial 5 Trustees which was later expanded to include another 20 Trustees. The Trust will be conducted and controlled under advice from two senior members of "Padayambeth Tharavadu", Shri. Padayambeth Shanku Nair ( Shri. Shanku Komaram ), Kadamboor and Shri. Padayambeth Shankaran Nair, Kalliassery who are the Main Rakshadhikari and the Raskshadhikari of the Trust, respectively.

A popular Samithi (Elayavoor Sree Muchilot Bhagavathi Kshethra Pravarthana Samithi) was set up later during a meeting of Tharavadu/Thavazhi memnbers and all residents of Elayavoor village held in the Elayavoor South L.P. School on 16th January 2011. The Samithi consisted of people from all castes of the village apart from the Tharavadu/Thavazhi membrs and Trustees. The Samithi is responsible for the construction of the Kavu and annual Kaliattam but under the control of the Trust.