Malikappurathamma Devi temple alias Malikapuram Temple is situated on
a small hill just 100 meters away from Sabarimala. According to legend,
Malikapuram temple is the place where the demon Mahishi rests in eternal
wait. The temple complex houses the shrines of the Devi and Kaduthaswamy
and also the the shrines of the snake god, Nagaraja and goddess, Nagayakshi.
Here coconuts are offered only after rolling them on the ground. On the
way to the temple, there is a temple tank called as Bhasma Kulam where
the devotees can take a holy bath in memory of the tapaswini Sabari, who
had committed her mortal life by entering the fire. After this incident
the hill was named Sabarimala.