- Kumaranalloor is an ancient cultural center. This place was known as ‘thingalkkadu', before the temple . By time the name ‘thingalkkadu' changed and later known as ‘indu kananam'. In some ancient scripts, this temple is described and known as mahishari kovil ( temple ).
- As per the historical evidences, the temple was built by the great kerala king cheraman perumal. During this period, the temple was installed and the assets for this temple were given by the king perumal. He formed the ooranma and other nattukuttams(group of villages) for the day to day activities of the temple and for the villages surrounding the temple .
During this period kumaranalloor became one of the malayala gramam(village). King perumal built the necessary activity centers belonging to the temple . This temple was the epic center of social, cultural and potical activities. During his generations in power, kumaranalloor temple and village had all the privileges and his keen interest and faith in kumaranalloor devi made the temple famous.
- Chempakasseri was one of the great rulers of south kerala . Chempakassery kingdom extents from the far south to the central parts of kerala along the coastal line. This dynasty gave full encouragements for the social and cultural development of these areas during their rule. Ambalapuzha was the capital of chempakassery dynasty.
The great chempakassery king was born in kudamaloor a near place to kumaranalloor and he was a brahmin and started his studying vedas and shastras in kumaranalloor after his upanayanam. He started his life worshipping kumaranalloor devi and later he became the great king and shifted his capital to ambalapuzha.
During this period, the great poets and sculptures visited his court in ambalapuzha and stayed with him. Kudamaloor was the ancestral home of chempakasery and all of these poets and famous people used to come to kumaranalloor devi temple during their visit at kudamalloor. Great poets like kunchan nambiar, melpathoor narayanan namboothiri etc… had visited the temple during the chempakassery era.
- The great rulers of travancore dynasty are worshipers of kumaranalloor devi. The great king swathy thirunal visited the temple , wrote a hymn on devi. The hymn is famous and used by the karnatik musicians all over the world. The great king and brother of maharaja swathy thirunal, maharaja marthanda varma laid the new three-domed ornamental cap on the top of the sreekovil in malayalam year 1024. The great maharaja of travancore was the friend of mahathma gandhi and gave him the advice to visit the kumaranalloor temple . The great diwan of travancore sir cp ramaswamy iyer came to kumaranalloor after the great temple proclamation and preceded a meeting of villagers in front of the temple .
Every year the travancore maharajas used to visit the temple and give the valuables as offerings to devi. Still the customs are going on and on the day of karthika the main day of the yearly festival the travancore representatives comes to the temple with offerings.
- After the temple entry proclamation on 27 thulam 1112, by his hines sri. Chitra thirunal maharaja of travancore , kumaranalloor temple was opened before the harijans and allowed them to worship. After this, sir c p ramaswamy iyer the diwan of travancore visited the temple and presided a meeting held here.
Followed by this incident, father of our nation mahatma gandhi came to travancore. As per the suggestions of maharaja sri.chitra thirunal, gandhiji visited the temple and had darshan. He visited kumaranalloor devi temple on 19 th january 1937 .
He looked at the idol of devi, without winking his eyes, for about 15 minutes. His eyes were filled with tears. He bowed at the feet of devi on the steps.
- Kumaranalloor is one among the 32 villages in malayalakara (kerala). Kumaranalloor devi temple is the village temple of kumaranalloor .
In early days pazhur paduthodu namboothiri and vattappalli & kunnath moosath has some special rights in temple administrations. Ooralans are from 28 illams in and around Kumaranalloor. ‘munnussery nattukoottam' (1000 nairs from perumbaikkattussery, malloossery,nattassery karas) also had some rights in temple customs and running.