Kuttu is an important vazhivadu or offering at this temple. Now, Kuttu, which is
mono-acting, can either be a discourse (prabhandha) or a pantomime (abhinaya). At
Triprayar the latter is presented. Formerly, prabhandba kuttu used to be performed.
According, to legend, to stage kuttu there should be at least one Brahmin present in the
audience. Once there was no Brahmin at all available and the Chakiyar, the performer
of kuttu, did not know how to proceed. He stood perplexed, not knowing what to do.
Suddenly a voice came from the sanctum saying that kuttu was presented not for Brahmins
but "for me." "Therefore perform kuttu in my presence." Since then
kuttu, which was, being staged in the specially erected kuttambalam on the south-east
corner of the temple started being staged in the mandapa itself inside the temple. And
only angya kuttu (pantomime) is performed and the sanctum remains open throughout the