It is said that
once the image of Rama was found slightly turned to one side. As the Kalasam cannot
be performed without straightening the position, Kanippayar Nambudiri and others went
inside the sanctum to set right the image. In the process they covered the image
with a now cloth. Suddenly it turned itself and assumed the original straight position.
Tipu Sultan did not spare Triprayar Thevar also. To test the divinity of the idol he
struck at one of the hands. Blood started oozing. He repented his action and
developed faith and devotion to the god. To make amends he donated to the temple some of
the landed property he had annexed.