Elakunnampuzha Subrahmanya temple
This subrahmanya temple is located 22 km from Parur(BVadakkan Parur) , a village near Alwaye town. Devotees believe that The Lord Subrahmanya of Thiruchendur has been consecrated here ,
It seems long time ago the idol of THiruchenduyr was damaged. As per the custom, the idol which had four hands was put in the sea and a new idsol was consecrated there. It seems this idol washed by the ocean reached an island near Elakunnam puzha. A wood cutter lady who went there started sharpening her knife on this idol. It seems blood started oozing out and she lost her conscience When she woke up it seems, she ordered the people , under influence of the God, to shoot four arrows in the four directions of the idol.. They were also told that land enclosed by the points where these arrows strike would belong to the temple. Finally she told them to shoot the fifth arrow to find out where the temple has to be consecrated. But when those versed in Agamas examined the statue ,m, they found that itt was damaged below the hip. On appealing to God they were told to retain the stone idol till the hip and build the portion below the hip with Pancha lohas. Initially small temple was built which was expanded the Cochin kings and the rich people of that area.
The people of Kerala believe that this is Thiruchendur temple itself. Here in this temple Skanda Sashti , Thaipoosam, and Vaikasi Vishakam are celebrated in a grands fashion.