Mammiyoor Temple

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mammiyoor Temple
Mammiyoor sree mahadeva temple.JPG
Geography
Country India
State Kerala
District Thrissur District
Location Guruvayoor
Culture
Sanctum Shiva
Architecture
Architecture Kerala

Mammiyoor temple or famously known as Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram is a Shiva temple situated in Guruvayoor, Thrissur district of Kerala, India.[1] Every devotee who goes to Guruvayur Temple is supposed to go to Mammiyoor also, as the ritual goes. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple premises. The temple is a part of the 108 famous Shiva temples in Kerala and one among the five Shiva temples around Guruvayoor. The main deity is Lord Shiva and he is facing east and is in rowdra bhava. Later, an idol of Lord Vishnu was also installed to reduce the anger of Lord Shiva. Here, the Lord is a family man, with Goddess Parvati on his lap, and Lords Ganesha, Subrahmanya and Ayyappa beside. Nagas, Bhadrakali and Brahmarakshass are also installed in the temple. This temple is managed by Malabar Devaswom Board. Daily three poojas are conducted. Puzhakkara Chennas Mana is the hereditary Thanthri of this temple too. Shivaratri and Ashtami Rohini are the major festivals.

Temple dress code[edit]

 Men: Traditional Mundu Allowed. 
      Lungi, Shirt and Banian Not allowed inside Sanctum Sanctorum. 
 Women: Salwar Kameez Not Allowed
        Saree, Set Mundu, Skirts and Blouse allowed

References[edit]