Thirunakkara Sree Mahadevar Temple

Thirunakkara Sree Mahadevar Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in the heart of Kottayam city in a hill known as “Nakkara Kunnu“of Kerala . This temple is one of the most revered Siva temples in central Kerala.

The Temple was constructed five centuries ago by one of the native kings called the ‘Thekkumkoor Raja’ who ruled from Thalikkotta, west of the present city.he The Siva Linga in the temple is about six inches height and to the left of it stands a small idol of Goddess Parvathy as well. There is a massive stone that surrounds the temple and is beautifully carved in Kerala Style Architecture. The Painkuni festival conducted during first ten days of the Malayalam month Meenam (usually 14th to 23rd March) is the main festival of the Temple.

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Pojjas In Temple

(August – September) Prathimasa Pradoshapooja

Kanni, Thulam
(October – November) Navarathri

Vrichikam, Dan
(November – December) Mandalam Chirap

(December – January) Ardradarshanam

(February – March) Mahasivarathri, Ghrithadhara

(April) Vishukkani

(July – August) Niraputhiri

Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple opens 4.00 am. every day for the morning session of poojas and darshan and closes at 11.00 am., and at 5.00 pm for the evening session of poojas and darshan and closes at 8.00 pm. The main poojas performed daily are: Ushapooja, Ethruthupooja, Pantheeradi (Navakom), Uchapooja and Athazhapooja.

Thirunakkara Sree Mahadevar Temple

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