On the western end of the North Village (Agraharam), Melarcode stands a small picturesque Temple and the presiding deity bring Lord Mahaganapathy.
The unique design of the idol is that the thumbhikkai (trunk) runs towards left as against right side usually seen in other temples. This temple is more than 400 years old since its construction. The present idol made of stone is said to be third, the former two having been immersed in the Palasam Kulam (tank) belonging to the village. From the very inception of the temple and till date the poojas are performed regularly in strict accordance with the Agama Sasthra by hereditary purohits. The Garbagruham is made of stone all round and this is surrounded by the prakarams. Abutting the temple is the agraharam with two rows of houses. The design and setup of the idol is so attractive that an devotee praying in front of him goes back with full content and he achieves the object prayed for as narrated by many devotees. Though we pray him as Lord Mahaganapathi, it is revealed by the astrologer that he is also LAKSHMI GANAPATHI and therefore Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of wealth is also with him and only with this background the villagers , though few in number, are always able to conduct the festivals of the temple in a very fitting manner, the required resources presumably being poured in by Himself in the form of contribution by the devotees. In conclusion it has to be taken that the North Village Mahaganapathi is the Vedic Supreme Deity and His worship is being accepted from far and near and all who remember him in worship are sure to get success.
(Reproduced from 1992 Mahakumbhabhishekam Souvenir release on 08-05-1992)