Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple

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Overview

Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple temple is situated in Ettumanoor, a small town near Vaikom.  is an ancient Shiva temple in Kottayam, Kerala,It is believed that an Asura called Khara got three Shivalingas from Lord Shiva himself. He brought them to Kerala, holding one by his teeth and one each in his left and right hand. While the Lingam held by his teeth was consecrated in Kaduthuruthi, the one held in his right hand was consecrated in Vaikom and the one held in his left hand was consecrated in Ettumanoor. After consecrating all these three temples in the same day, Khara is believed to have become a deer and was doing service to the Gods. It is believed that the God in Ettumanoor took the deer in his hand and held it there, Because of that, this place was called Udhruthaina Puram, which translated to Malayalam became Ettumanoor. The temple is very artistically constructed and has a copper roof. Several wooden sculptures can be found around the temple. There are also statues of two bulls in this temple. There are also temples for Dakshinamurthy (very rare in Kerala), Ganapathi and Sastha in this temple. There is an engraving in the temple which indicates that it was constructed about 400 years ago.Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple in Kottayam district is famous for its murals, especially the painting of Nataraja in the gopuram and ezharaponnana. The major festival celebrated in Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple is the Ezharaponnana ezhunallathu.The festival in this temple is celebrated in the month of Kumbham (February-March), and lasts for ten days. The Thiruvadira festival and Shivarathri are also celebrated in this temple. The eighteen part worship for Shivarathri is famous. People refer the God in this temple as “Ettumanoor-appan”.
 
Nearest railway station:
Ettumanoor Railway station, about 2 km and Kottayam about 11 km  
 
Nearest airport:
Cochin International Airport, about 77 km
 

Location

Country
India
State
Kerala
City
Kottayam
Location
Ettumanur
Address
Mahadeva Temple temple, Temple Rd, Ettumanoor, Kottayam Dist, Kerala 686631.
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Ettumanoor
Nearest Railway Station
Kottayam (KTYM)
Nearest Airport
Cochin International Airport
IN
latitude : 10.152000430 longitude :76.401901250
Corporation : Cochin
GPS Code : VOCI
Open Year
400 years ago
Visiting Hours
4:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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