The Devi sanctuary is situated at Urakam, is one among the major 108 Durga sanctuaries, prevalently called as "Ammathiruvadi sanctuary". As per the Kerala old stories, Poomulli Namboothiri likewise once in a while alluded to as Thiruvalayannur Bhattathiri established Ammathiruvadi sanctuary around 700– 1000 years prior. Legend has it that , because of the abominations and disasters occurring inside the Desham city, older folks recommended three noticeable individuals from the group, viz, Valaya Bhattathiri, Kadalayil Namboothiri and after that Komarathu Menon to movement to Kancheepuram and go to goddess Kanchi Kamakshi to satisfy her and convey positive answers for avoid the abhorrent impacts happening that time.
They all ran and satisfied with their petitions, content with the dedication, Devi consented to accompany them to Urakam. In like manner, Kanchi Kamakshi chose to come to Kerala on the palm leaf umbrella of Poomulli Valayannur Namboothiri. He achieved home and put the umbrella on the floor of his home. After a short rest, he returned and found that he was not able reclaim the umbrella from where he kep.