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Poothotta Sree Narayana Vallabha Temple was the third, which Sree Narayana Guru consecrated. The Prathishta, Sree Narayan Guru had made at Aruvippuram during 1888 was an arrow shot into the air and the changes caused by it's echo in the socio political and spiritual horizon of India needs no comments. It is not out of place to mention that the Vaikom Sathygraha taken place after 31 years of the Prathishta and the Temple Entry Proclamation had to wait for still 4 years, speaks volumes of the historical significance of this temple. The aim of establishing Poothotta Sree Narayana Vallabha Temple was in fact an attempt to bridge both material and spiritual world where every one can meet irrespective of caste, creed and other distinctions.
Narayana Guru, personification of action and wisdom heralded the equality of man by consecrating temples, a privilege exclusively enjoyed by Brahmin, and made a total departure from the blind convention by entrusting the priestly functions to a non-Brahmin. The Guru emphasized the need to get enlightened by education, to get organized to march forward and to get enriched by industrialization. What He wished after consecrating this temple was the establishment of temples of learning around it. The disciples of the Guru here have been trying to fulfill His wishes. His exhortation "Attain enlightenment through education" is sincerely followed by the management. There is a chain of educational institutions around the temple namely Sahodaran Ayyappan Memorial College of Education, Swami Saswathikananda College, Kshethra Pravesana Memorial Higher Secondary School, Vocational Higher Secondary School, Sree Narayana Public School and Sree Narayana Industrial Training Center.