It is also
believed that it was the great Vilwamangalam Swamiyar who installed Sri Devi and Bhumi
Devi in the sanctum. Once when he came to have darshan of the Lord he saw a
wonderful sight. That was Sri Devi and Bhumi Devi entering the temple from t e
western gateway to offer prayers to the Lord. In order to set right the fault in
location of the idol, the Swamiji installed Sri Devi and Bhumi Devi on either side.
He then closed the western doors and left the temple. This probably is the reason
why the western entrance is still kept closed.
The idol is a four-armed one like all Vishnu images with sankha and chakra in the left
hands and kodanda (bow) and a mala or garland in the right hands.