Rayiranelloor Mountain was the dwelling place of Naranath, the mad. It was a serene
and beauteous piece of nature located at Naduvattam, 3 KM from Edappalam. It was
from Rayiranelloor Mountain that Naranath had obtained the vision of Devi on first
day of the month of Thulam. The mountain has 500 feet height and has a width of
300 acres. Thus place where he got the vision was transferred to a temple without
an icon of Devi, but had the footprint of the Goddess forming a pit. It was on this
pit, where the Goddess shrine was made later.
Naranathu Branthan was born 1500 years back as the son of Vararuchi, the famous
astrologer of that time, who adorned the court of King Vikramadithya. Naranathu
Branthan was one among the twelve off springs of Parayi, the wife of 'Vararuchi'
and was brought up in the 'Naranathu Mangalathu Mana' which is situated at Chettalloor
in Palakkad district, Kerala. He came to Thiruvegappura in Palakkad district for
mastering 'Vedas'. Thiruvegappura and the nearby Rayiranelloor Mountain, which is
known as 'Branthachalam', became his usual abode.