Anandavalleeshwaram Sri Mahadevar Temple

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Anandavalleeswaram Sri Mahadevar Temple
Anandavalleeswaram Sri Mahadevar Temple is located in Kerala
Anandavalleeswaram Sri Mahadevar Temple
Anandavalleeswaram Sri Mahadevar Temple
Location in Kerala
Name
Proper name Anandavalleeswaram Sri Mahadevar Temple
Geography
Coordinates 8°53′37″N 76°34′21″E / 8.893674°N 76.572499°E / 8.893674; 76.572499Coordinates: 8°53′37″N 76°34′21″E / 8.893674°N 76.572499°E / 8.893674; 76.572499
Country India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Location Kollam city
Culture
Primary deity Shiva
Important festivals Maha Shivaratri
History and governance
Date built 11th Centuary

Anandavalleeswaram Sri Mahadevar Temple in Kollam city is one of the ancient Hindu temples in Kerala, India.[1] Lord Siva and Goddess Anandavally are the deities of this 400-year-old temple.[2] It is located at Anandavalleeswaram, a major neighbourhood of Kollam city, that comes to the west side of Kollam Collectorate.

Importance[edit]

The 400-year-old Sanctum sanctorum of Anandavalleeswaram Mahadeva Temple is finished in teak. This is the only Hindu temple in India which has the deities of Sree Krishnan, Maha Vishnu, Bhoomidevi and Lakshmidevi consecrated as idols under a single structure(Sanctum sanctorum).[3]

Temple festival[edit]

The annual festival of Anandavalleeswaram Mahadevar Temple lasts for ten-days and popularly known as 'Thirukodiyettu Festival'. Every year, the festival will begin with the traditional 'Nirmalyadarshanam'. There would be other rituals including Pallivetta ritual, Arattu, Aratu Ethirelpu, Ezhunallathu, Kettukazhcha ritual and other cultural programmes comprising dance, dramas, music programmes and also pyrotechnic display as part of the annual festival.[4] Sivarathri festival is the other important one celebrated by the temple every year.[5]

Controversy[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sreekovil renovation gets the final nod". Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sreekovil renovation gets the final nod". Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "400-year-old sreekovil to be replaced". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Temple festival begins today". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sivarathri rituals at Anandawalleshwaram temple". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Antique idol stolen from Anandawalleshwaram temple". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Temple pond emptied in bid to trace antique idol". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 October 2015.