God Vishnumaya is akin to Sastha, Muruka or Vikhneswara but this Sivanandana (The Child of Siva) is worshiped not in common but by a special kind of devotees who need extra ordinary result. "Vishnumaya is easily pleased and humane" are the words of Devotees. Let us look into the glory of Vishnumaya. On his way for the divine hunt Lord Siva happened to hear a sweet voice in the jungle. He was surprised to find that it belonged to a tribal girl, "Koolivaka" - a girl of immense beauty. The solitude in that forest area called Koolivanam, and the wild beauty of the forest girl, made the Lord lustful. He informed Koolivaka of his wish and told her to wait for him until he returned from his hunt.

In her previous birth Koolivaka was Mansawini, a servant in the retinue of Parvati. One day she happened to breast-feed lord vinayaka who was a baby at that time. Parvati didn’t appreciate the fact of a servant breast-feeding her baby. She cursed manaswini that she would be born in a chandala(outcaste)family. When Parvathi's anger subdued, she took pity on Manaswini. Devi Parvathi blessed her that although she be born as a chandala she would get the opportunity to breast-feed the son of Shiva. Devi disclosed that it was the pre-ordained fate that made possible her meeting with Lord Shiva and his passion for Koolivaka. She told the girl that she herself would take on the form of Koolivaka and deceive the Lord Shiva. She also informed Koolivaka that the son born from such a union would be the killer of Jalandhara, a powerful Asura. A child with divine power was born through this holy union. Siva and Parvathy appeared in front of Koolivaka and deputed her to foster the child. After living with Koolivaka for some years the child became mature enough to know the detail of his real parents. Then Sivanandana proceeded to the abode of Siva rode on a cute Buffaloe blowing his favorite Eezhara. When he was not allowed entrance into the abode of Siva, Sivanandana assumed the form of Vishnu. Thus Sivanandana was known as 'Vishnumaya.'


Hanuman was born to the humanoid creatures called the vanaras. His mother Anjana was an apsara who was born on earth as a female vanara due to a curse. She would be redeemed from this curse on her giving birth to a son. The Valmiki Ramayana states that his father Kesari was the son of Brihaspati and that Kesari also fought on Rama's side in the war against Ravana. Anjana and Kesari performed intense prayers to Shiva to get a child. Pleased with their devotion, Shiva granted them the boon they sought. Hanuman, in another interpretation, is the incarnation or reflection of Shiva himself.

Hanuman is a combination of strength, wisdom, energy and service. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman. Hanuman was an ardent devotee of Rama, and is worshipped for his unflinching devotion to the god. Hanuman is said to be able to assume any form at will, wield rocks, move mountains, dart through the air, seize the clouds and rival Vishnu's bird, Garuda in swiftness off light. He is worshipped in folk tradition as a deity with magical powers and the ability to conquer evil spirits.

Saturn is considered the harbinger of bad luck. It is said that if one is ‘suffering’ because of the positioning of Saturn in ones chart, he should pour oil over Hanuman. It is said that once, while Hanuman was busy praying to Lord Rama, Saturn sat on his head. Inspite of Hanuman pelting stones at him, Saturn did not budge. Hanuman got tired and dived into the sea. Saturn was hurt and requested Hanuman to take him out from the sea; the salty water was making the pain worse. Hanuman agreed to help him only if he (Saturn) promised, never again to trouble him. He helped Saturn out of the water, but kept him under his left foot. Saturn’s body was still burning. Hanuman said that he would anoint oil to soothe the body of Saturn. Till date, one finds Saturn’s statue under Hanuman’s left foot. Oil is poured by the devotees of Hanuman under the latter’s left foot.

The worship of Hanuman, symbolizes the worship of the Supreme Lord, for acquiring knowledge, physical and mental strength, truthfulness, sincerity, selflessness, humility, loyalty, and profound devotion to the Lord.


Goddess Bhadrakali is a fierce manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is popularly worshipped in this form in Kerala and some parts of South India. Bhadrakali appeared from the forehead of Shiva to annihilate demon Darika. The story of Bhadrakali and Goddess Kali is different. The character and ferociousness of both the deities are the same but the story of origin is different. Bhadrakali is ferocious to those who practice Adharma. She is merciless to them. To those who practice Dharma, she is the kind mother. She is the protective mother who will never let any harm happen to her children.

Legend has it that once Asuras, or demons, were defeated by Devas and they had to retreat to the netherworld. Two Asura women then did intense penance and propitiated Brahma who gave them the boon that they would give birth to two powerful sons. In due course of time, the women had two sons named Danavendra and Darika. Danavendra and Darika then did intense Tapas and propitiated Brahma. They attained the boon from Brahma that men, gods or demons would not be able to kill them. They also got the boon that they would have the strength of thousand elephants. With such invincible powers, Danavendra and Darika attacked the Devas and drew them out of heaven. Devas asked Sage Narada to help them. Sage Narada went to Kailash and asked Shiva to intervene and wipe out Adharma being propitiated by the demons. Shiva then opened his third eye and Goddess Bhadrakali appeared from it. This form of Mother Goddess Shakti was unimaginable. Devas or humans or demons had never such a ferocious Goddess. The colossal body of Bhadrakali was jet black. She had three burning eyes and her mouth was like a huge cave. Two long saber like teeth were projecting out from it. Her black hair rolled down like a tumultuous river. She had innumerable arms and each holding a separate weapon. It was impossible to look at her face. She went into battle against Danavendra and Darika. The demon army was no match to Goddess Bhadrakali. All of them were crushed and killed. Then Danavendra was killed. Finally, Bhadrakali chopped the head of demon Darika.


Name of godess Bhuvaneshwari also mentioned in Hindu philosophy , that is called Tantra, the religious literature expounding the worship of the Divine Mother. The tantric works describe ten aspects of Shakti , the universal energy. The term Mahavidya means ‘great knowledge’ or wisdom. Each of these ten great deities is an famous personality of the Divine heaven continueing to reveals spiritual knowledge. Bhuvaneshwari is the fourth major power described in the Tantras. Bhuvaneshwari stands for the concept of space. Space has many levels of manifestation: The space of the physical Universe and the space of the mind. There are many layers of space in the Universe and many layers in the higher levels of the mind. In our body, the heart is where the infinite space of the Universe resides, and this is the place of the Divine godess Bhuvaneshwari as she represents the Space. We release ourselves from stress and tension by creating space.

The goddess revealing a representation of Kali in certain temples, the intense aspect of our Divine Mother. It is because both are intimately connected as representing time and space, it is believed that goddess made creation possible. goddess Kali manages the timing of the dance and Bhuvaneshwari stands for the original space before creation in which Kali’s cosmic dance takes place. Her Bheeja is ‘Hreem’ which is as powerful as ‘Aum’. Hreem’ connects the space within the heart with the infinite, vast space of Consciousness. Sakthi pranavam is also know as mantra ‘Hreem’. Hreemkara is present in variour upanishads like sowbhagya lakhsni , bhavanopanishad, Sri Sooktham and others. In Lalitha trisathi, word Hreem is used for glorifying godess bhuvaneswari at 29 places.Godess is worshipped by shiva, Brahma and Vishnu.

Bhuvaneswari always appears with a smiling face. She has 4 hands; two of which bless the devotees. She carries weapons such as Paasam and Angusam . Her smiling face is meant to cheer-up devotees for happiness. She is always well dressed, bedecked with Jewelry and gems of various kinds. Scriptures describe Her as brighter than thousand Suns, and wearing a crescent moon on Her crown. She is variously described as the brightness of thousand suns, beauty of peacock and parrot, nectar in a flower, ruby among gems and Ganga among rivers. She resides at Manidweepam, which was created out of her own thought. Manidvipam consists of several forts, made of several materials , that is consisting of common metals on the outside, gold, sapphire corals , topaz, pearl, emerald at inner side. it is believed that eight gods such as Agni, Indira, kubera, vayu etc guard the Manidweepam.


Muthappan is believed to be the personification of two divine figures — Thiruvappana and Vellatom. The dual divine figures Thiruvappana and Vellatom are similar to those of the Theyyamkaliyattem of the northern Malabar region. Though Sree Muthappan is worshiped as a single deity, it actually represents an integrated or unified form of two gods: Vishnu (with a fish-shaped crown) and Shiva (with a crescent-shaped crown).

The Naduvazhi (landlord) Ayyankara Illath Vazhunnavar (a Nambudiri Brahmin) was unhappy, as he had no child. His wife Padikutty Antharjanam was a devotee of Lord Shiva. She made a sacrifice to Shiva for children. One day in her dream she saw the Lord. The very next day, while she was returning after a bath from a nearby river, she saw a pretty child lying on a flower bed. She took the child home and she and her husband brought Him up as their own son. The boy used to visit the jungle near their house (mana) for hunting with His bow and arrows. He would then take food to the poor and mingle with the backward communities. As these acts were against the Namboothiri way of life, His parents earnestly requested Him to stop this practice, but the boy turned a deaf ear to their warnings. Ayyankara Vazhunavar became very disappointed.

Ayyankara Vazhunavar decided to take the matters in his hand and admonished him.The boy revealed His divine form (Visvaroopam or Viswaroopa or Cosmic All-Pervading Form) to His parents. They then realized that the boy was not an ordinary child but God. They prostrated themselves in front of Him surrendering themselves to him. He then started a journey from Ayyankara. The natural beauty of Kunnathoor detained Him. He was also attracted by the toddy of palm trees. Chandan (an illiterate toddy tapper) knew that his toddy was being stolen from his palm trees, so he decided to guard them. While he was keeping guard at night, he caught an old man stealing toddy from his palms. He got very angry and tried to shoot the man using his bow and arrows but fell unconscious before he could let loose even one arrow. Chandan's wife came searching for him. She cried brokenheartedly when she found him unconscious at the base of the tree. She saw an old man at the top of the palm tree and called out to Him as "Muthappan" ("muthappan" means grandfather in the local Malayalam language). She earnestly prayed to the God to save her husband. Before long, Chandan regained consciousness.


Once Lord Shiva went to koolivanam for hunting. Accidentally he met a girl with amazing beauty in which who never met before. The beauty is basically from a tribal family and her named as ”Koolivaka”. The lord is very much interested to that girl and he frankly presented to her the passion towards her itself . She is very much scared about the god and about the relationship because that will not be accepted by anyone. but the tell her wait for him till him when he back from hunting.

After 7 days the lord came her and approached her. As a result the precious semen formed, and shiva gave a banana to have her after filling the semen inside of the banana. The she got pregnant and carry the fetus nine months. During this people who are from the tribals created bad in nature about koolivaka and his pregnancy. Finally he delivered a baby boy. The father of Koolivaka make her to get out from the home. For that reason koolivaka decided to kill the child. She leave the child in a colocasia leaf and let the child in water. But suddenly the similar kind of 399 kuttichathan’s are born.

The koolivaka took all 400 children’s into basket and went back to home. The father got more and more angry. suddenly he make a big fire and fix a vessel in it and took all 400 into the vessel. During that time a child who went out, that child is named as “ Vishnumaya” who is very pleased and humane and rest all chathans are known as Kuttichathan. The baby the who sat at the very under the vessel is known karinkutty.


Nagas are a race of semidivine serpent creatures in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Female Nagas are called Nagis or Naginis. Usually depicted as human above the waist and snake below the waist, Nagas can also change shape to appear fully human or snake. Nagas and Nagis are known for their strength, supernatural wisdom, and good looks. When Nagis take human form, they can marry mortal men, and some Indian dynasties claim descent from them.

According to legend, Nagas are children of Kadru, the granddaughter of the god Brahma*, and her husband, Kasyapa. Nagas lived on earth at first, but their numbers became so great that Brahma sent them to live under the sea. They reside in magnificent jeweled palaces and rule as kings at the bottom of rivers and lakes and in the underground realm called Patala.

Like humans, Nagas show wisdom and concern for others but also cowardice and injustice. Nagas are immortal and potentially dangerous. Some are demons; others seem friendly and are worshiped as gods. Nagas also serve as protectors and guardians of treasure—both material riches and spiritual wealth.