VEMPANCHAHARI meaning the abode of the Lord who rids his devotees of the five grave sins', gradually came to be known as today's VEPANJERI Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy temple at Vepanjeri is an ancient Vaishnavite shrine. The presiding deity is Sri Lakshmi Narayana. His consort, Sri Lakshmi on his left thigh controls effective dispensation of grace and divine providence. Lakshmi looking intently towards the face of Sri Lakshmi Narayana as she is the instrument and efficacy through which prebendary benediction and prosperity are awarded. More and more devotees narrate the experience of the fulfilment of their wishes justifying the name KALPAVRUKSHA and vepanjeri steadily emerged as sub-center for pilgrimage.