Pandalam Mahadeva Temple

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Pandalam Mahadeva Temple
Pandalam Mahadeva Temple
Pandalam Mahadeva Temple
Name
Proper name പന്തളം മഹാദേവ ക്ഷേത്രം
Geography
Country India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
Location Pandalam
Culture
Primary deity Shiva
Important festivals Maha Shivaratri
Architecture
Architectural styles Traditional Kerala style
History and governance
Website pandalammahadevar.com
Kettukazhcha at Pandalam Mahadeva Temple

Pandalam Mahadeva Temple is situated in between Thottakkonam and Mulampuzha villages of Pandalam in Kerala, India. Yearly Kettukazhcha festival is one of the attractions for tourists. 10 days major festival is celebrated for Lord Siva in 'Dhanu masa' November–December every year. the festival start by hosting traditional flag names 'kodiettu' and ends by 'aarattu'. the administration of this temple held by Mahadeva Seva Samithi participated by 12 villages '12 karakal'in Pandalam. It is believed that Lord Parasuram has installed the main idol of the Garbhagriha in this temple.

Pandalam Mahadeva Temple is one of the oldest temples out of the 108 Shiva temples consecrated by the great 'Sanayasin Khara Muni'. The sacred and world-famous temple is located on the left banks of the Achenkovil river, one side of this temple is in the banks of Achankovil river so this temple also known as 'Mukkal Vattom' 3 km away from Pandalam town in Kerala State. Pandalam is also world-famous as the home town of Lord Ayyappan.

The temple is unique with its natural procession route around the Sanctorum. The river flows touch the feet of Mahadeva Sanctorum, just like Ganges flows from Shiva's 'Jada' (hair). In addition to Lord Shiva the idols of Lord Ganesh (Ganapathy), 'Maya- Ekshi Amma', Lord Ayyappa, Nagaraja (Lord Snake), Lord Subramanian, Brahma Rakshas and Rakshas are also worshipped here.[1] In effect the temple acts as the symbol and replica of 'KAILASAM'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mathew, Biju (2013). Pilgrimage to Temple Heritage, Volume 1. Info Kerala Communications Pvt Ltd. p. 122. ISBN 819212844X. 

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