Sri Naavaay Mugundha Perumal Temple is located near Thirunavaya, Malappuram district of Kerala state and also revered as one of the 108 Divya Desam temples, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
The temple is said to have been built by them 5000 years ago. Unfortunately, this historical temple was damaged when Tipu Sultan of Mysore raided this part of Kerala in the 18th century and during the Moplah revolt of 1921.
Sri Naavaay Mugundha Perumal Temple Malappuram
The legend says that Goddess Lakshmi and Gajendra, the king of all elephants, worshiped Lord Vishnu at this place with holy lotus flowers which blossoms from a lake nearby. As they both devoted with lotus flower from the same lake,the lotus flowers got diminishing. So Gajendra requested Lord Vishnu that Gajendra wanted to worship Him with lotus flowers without any dismay.
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