The Deity has the head and torso of Lord Vishnu and golden humanlike feet, but the priest can move the golden feet aside to expose the Lord’s fish tail.MATSYA Lord Vishnu, in the form of Matsya, killed the rakshasa (demon) Somakudu here, and retrieved the Vedas from him.

There is a large festival in February, at which time thousands of people come to bathe in the Swatha Pushkarini Lake. by Azheekal Yogakkars and the Pratishta was done by Swami Yadavendra Tirtha, first Pontiff of Shri Kashi Mutt.

To the left of the main temple is a small temple dedicated to the four-armed form of Bilvamangala. On a hill in Kurma-kshetra is a small shrine that houses the footprints of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who visited Kurma-kshetra in 1512 A. VARAHA Azheekal Sree Varaha Swamy Temple, Cherai, Kerala. This temple is under the Azheekal Sree Varaha Devaswom, Cherai. Sree Venkatachalapathy with Lakshmi Devi and Bhoomi Devi on left/right side is also installed in the Srikovil The temple came to be known as Sree Varaha temple.

The sanctum sanctorum houses a Deity of the Matsya form of Vishnu, with Sridevi and Bhudevi on either side.

A peculiar feature of the Deity is that it holds the Sudarshana Chakra in prayoga (ready for release).

Sri Kurma, a Deity of Lord Vishnu in the form of a tortoise consists of two stones, about two feet long, emerging from the ground, which represent Sri Kurma’s head and body.

The temple is located on the shore of Swatha Puskarini Lake.

The Swetaganga is situated in between Simhadwar and Swargadwar.

Before visiting Lord Jagannath devotees take a bath on Swetaganga. P.) A temple in Srikurman dedicated to Kurmadeva, is located 100 km northeast of Visakhapatnam and 15 km east of Srikakulam.

Many Yogakkars left the place in 1866 AD And most of the Yogakkars purchased land in Cherai in 1867 AD and constructed Agrasala and installed the idols shifted from Azheekal.