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Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple

Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple is a historic temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kottayam District of Kerala India. According to legends it is believed that Pandavas of Mahabharata used to worship in this temple. It is one of the most famous Shiva temple in Kerala and attracts thousands of tourist and pilgrims every year. The temple also boasts of a painting of Lord Shiva of Pradosha Nritham i.e Shiva in dancing pose which is considered as one of the finest Wall paintings in India. Bhagavati, Sastha, Ganapathy and Yakshi are installed here as subordinate deities.

Walls of the temple have beautiful and historical Dravidian mural paintings in it.

Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple Pooja Timings

Opening the Sanctorum 4:00 Am
Nirmalyam 4:00 to 4:30 Am
Abhishekam 4:30 to 5:00 Am
Madhavipalli Pooja 5:30  to 6:00 Am
Ethruthu Pooja 6:00  to 6:30 Am
Panthiradi Pooja 8:00 to 8:30 Am
Abhisekangal 10:00 to 10:30 Am
Ucha Pooja 11:00 to 11:30 Am
Ucha Sreebali 11:30 to 12:00
Opening the Sanctorum 5:00 Pm
Deeparadhana 6:30 to 7:00Pm
Athazha Pooja 7:30 to 8:00 Pm
Athazha Sreebali 8:00 to 8:30 Pm

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Valiyavilakku is an oil lamp that is always light up . The Temple was rebuilt in the present form in 1540 AD. During this period one evening an unknown ardent devotee brought to the the temple a big oil lamp. When somebody raised doubts as to how such a big Iamp would remain  lit, he replied that even if there was none to oil the lamp, it would go on kindled. He disappeared after fixing the lamp at its present position in ‘Balickalpura’. It is believed that when this  lamp was fixed, there was lightning and thunder which lit the lamp for the first time. This lamp has since been called the “Valiyavilakku” and it is cotinuously spreading spiritual light to millions.Ezharapponnana the elephants statues made up of gols are onther prominent features present in the temple and were gifted by the Mahaharaja Karthika Thirunal in ME 964.

Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple hosts the Arattu Festival celebrated on a grand scale on the Thiruvathira day in February–March every year.

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Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple

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