This temple is considered as one of the famous temple dedicated to Lord Lakshmana, brother of Lord Sree Rama.
This temple plays a major role in “Nalambalam Thozhal”. It is believed that Vakkey Kaimal, had a dream that idols of Lord Sree Rama, Bharatha, Lakshman and Shatrugna had washed up on the beach of the shore. And he made four temples for each. Lord Rama at Thriprayar, Bharatha at Irinjalakuda, Lakshman at Moozhikulam and Shatrugna at Payyammal.
It is believed that to worship at all these four temples on the same day is auspicious.