Vaikom Sree Mahadeva Temple

Saivam

 

Overview

Vaikom’s Shiva is fondly called Vaikkathappan. The Shiva Linga here is believed to be from the ‘Treta yuga’ and considered as one of the oldest temples in Kerala where pooja has not been broken since inception.Vaikom in Kottayam district of the southern state of India, Kerala, is one of the main pilgrim centres of the south reekovil is round in shape roofed with copper sheets and with two chambers. The Mukha Mandapa - the first chamber is built in shaped stone and single piece woods. The walls and pillars are very strong. The Garbha Griha. The second chamber is built completely in stone including the roof in a square shape.It is a very curious and peculiar fact that we are unable to obtain the Darsana of the Supreme Saiva Chaitanya from this Sreekovil without passing through a 'six steps' either from the Gopura or the Nada. It may be reminding us the Shad (six) vikaras (emotions) such as Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Madha and Mathsarya or the thantrik chakras as per the thanthrik Kalpana.Vaikom Mahadeva Temple is situated in a land of eight acres. The inner shrine has two chambers. To enter into one has to cross all the six steps through the main entrance in the eastern side. The steps denotes, Kamam, Krodham, Lobham, Moham, Madam and Matsaryam. It is believed that, the one who overcomes all those can only see Lord Vaikathappan. There is a huge lamp behind Lord Vaikathappan which is meant for Goddess Parvathi and it is believed that, lighting the lamp morning or evening brings prosperity in one's life. Famous for the Vaikkath Asthami celebrations in November,December.
 
Morning - 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evening - 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
 
By Road - Eranakulam is the nearest city and also Kottayam
By Air - Nedumbasseri aka Kochi International Airport is the nearest
By rail - Thripunithura, Vaikom Road are the nearest stations

Location

Country
India
State
Kerala
City
Kottayam
Location
Vaikom
Address
Sree Mahadeva Temple,Near MC Road,Vaikom,Kottayam,Kerala 686141.
Contact Info
Phone:
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Vaikom
Nearest Railway Station
Vaikam Road (VARD)
Nearest Airport




Visiting Hours
Morning - 5:00 AM - 12:00 PMEvening - 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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