KIDANGAMPARAMBU SREEBHUVANESWARY TEMPLE is one of the ancient and primordial shrines in Kerala. The presence of the mighty goddess Sree Bhuvaneeswari Devi makes the temple prominent radiant and lustrous. Thousands of devotees get relieved from their troubles and mess here. The temple has a majestic Rajagopuram or Vimanam which is not found anywhere in Kerala other than Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvanandapuram .Here Devi lends her hand to all devotees irrespective of their cast gender and nationality. She is also well-known as bhaktadaasi which means the maid of devotees.
Marthanda Varma the mighty king of Venadu assaulted Chempakassery and marched to invade Cochi. On this course the troop camped near a trench at the northern end of Chempakassery. There, was a wood with thorny hedges and the armed forces used this area as their lavatory.But eventually some members of the militia affected smallpox and the soothsayers supposed that the troops contaminated a holy temple buried underground.
The generous king was ready to give his price. He once again invited astrologers and they said that there was a temple underground and a powerful divinity’s place of abode was contaminated by the soldiers. When the king’s people dug the place thy could find the remnants of an ancient temple beneath.
As guided by the astrologers, the king ordered to build a new temple there and one called Thyvelikkakathu Arayan came forward to undertake the job.65.5 paras of paddy field and a lot of land was presented tax free to meet daily expenses. A marvelous temple was constructed and enquiries were made of the earlier possessors of the temple. The vellala pillas of the region alleged that a group of Namboothiries were there about seven centuries back and they worshipped a powerful deity whose temple was found beneath. Moreover information they got was ,in due course a group of Brahmins left the place and others merged in devi herself. Many years after the departure of the Brahmins, a toddy tapper who was a devote of devi found a wooden stool in the temple premises He cut off the hedges around it and began to light a metal lamp there. When he became aged began to travel to many lands like a saint. But he reached to light the lamp before devi at the first day of each Malayalam month.This saint like toddy tapper is known as Bhandasanyasi. Eventually Bhandasanyasi also merged with devi and once again the old temple became deserted.