Indilayappan Temple

Indilayappan Temple also called as Marayikkodu Sree Indilayappan Kshethram is located in nariyapuram in vallicode village of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala India. It is one of the oldest and most famous Indilayappan temples of kerala . The temple is the abode of lord Indilayappan the incarnation of two divine powers of lord shiva and lord dharma shastha. There are temple for other gods in the temple complex dedicated to Ganapathi, Shasthavu ,Durga and MahaVishnu.

Mainly Devotees worship two temples here one dedicated to Lord Shiva and another dedicated to Lord Vishnu . Unniyappam conducted in the 30th day of every Malayalam month is one of the important offering (vazhipadu) in the temple .

The main festival,Chirappunirthu Mahothsavam of the temple comes in the Malayalam month of Dhanu (December), the festival is celibrated in the 41st day of mandala season .kalamezhuthipattu and jeevitha ezhunnellippu are performed as part of chirappunirthu mahothsavam Shivarathri has special importance in the temple, for the last 28 years sapthahayanjam is performed in the the temple as part of Shivarathri festival.

Historic Importance

History of the temple goes back beyond 1500 years. It is said that a poor harijan woman who went in the jungle to fetch fodder and firewood when sharpened her sickle on a natural grown black rock, blood oozed out from the rock indicating the divine presence. Astonished and alarmed , the poor women immediately brought the matter to the notice of village elders. Having heard about this, villagers from all walks of life gathered around the rock, cleared the jungle and worshiped the god with wild flowers and cow milk.

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How To Reach Indilayappan Temple

Indilayappan Temple is located in vallicode village of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala .

By Train– Chengannur Railway Station is nearest Station from here about 22 Km away and Kayamkulam Junction Railway Station is located about 37 Km from Here .

By AirTrivandrum International Airport is the nearest about 105 km away.

By Road– One can reach the temple via Adoor about 11 Km or Kottarakara located about 5 Km from here. Pathanamthitta have good road networks which connects it to other cities and town of Kerala State.

Sree Indilayappan Temple

By- Pkachary(Wiki)

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