Nilakal temple is situated about 15 KM east of Pampa is the oldest temple in this place. It is believed that Lord Ayyappa on his way to forest to eradicate the demon got the blessings from his father “Haran” from this temple. Pilgrims on their way to Sannidhanam seek the blessings from this Temple.
The deity here is believed to be in two moods fierce “Ugramoorthy” and auspicious “Mangala Pradayakan”. It is also believed that Lord Siva is showering blessings to his son lord Ayyappa to fight against all evil spirit while throwing all anger to the evils.
There is only three Prathishtas here, Lord Parameshwaran, Lord Kannimoola Ganapathi and Nandi.
There are 3 Poojas here on every day. Special weekly days are Sunday, Monday and Friday.