According to legends in the days of yore an ardent devotee belonging to Kanady family after performing severe penance and prayer, brought Bhagavan Chathan to Kerala. The name of that devotee is Konnan-Govindan.
Konnacharya or Govinda Acharya was pious and spiritually inclined from childhood days. He dedicated his life to divine pursuits and extensively toured north India and visited many holy temples. He joined the company of Naga saints. In the vedic days the saints of Nagas were known as complements of Sivabhoothas Chtan is the son of Lord Siva the leader of the boothaganams who were worshiped as the most acceptable among the saints. The teacher or guru of our Aacharya- Konnan blessed him prior to this departure to his own place and advised him please Bhagavan Chathan’s mother Sri.Paravathy also commanded him to go and work for the fellows in the extreme south. After the arrival of Konacharyain his house in Kerala a particular spot in his compound was set apart and Bhagavan Chathan was installed
there from that day onwards the Kanaday house began to be known as the Chathan Madom in Peringottukara in Thrissur district. Though Konnacharya had many gifts the did not exercise any them. Acharya traveled extensively in Kerala.
He had journeyed to North Malabar and had a meeting with the wellknown Manappadam Gurukkal. Manappadam Gurukkal was as ardent devotee of Devi and was a spokes man of Theyyam, Thira etc. the Samathi of Manappadam Gurukkal still exists a Karivalloor in Kolathiri Nadu in the present Cannanore district. It is said this Gurukkal wrote many Grandhas even about his Samath (Self burial) before deth according to his disciples. The samathi of Konnacharya is next to the Chathan Kovil of Kanady Madom and held in a very high esteem. Vilakkuveppu and worship are conducted very punctually there daily special Kalamezhuttu and worship are done in the name of Konnacharya during the thiravellattu festival there. There are special poojas every Friday in the Madom.