Sunday, January 25, 2009

Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple, Kottayam

Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple at Kottayam is one of the oldest shrines in the city that was built about 5 centuries ago. It was constructed by Thekkumkoor Maharajah.

Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple claims a special mention among the numerous tourist attractions of Kottayam, due to its rich architecture. The interior walls of this temple are decorated with striking, colorful and enticing murals. The Temple has been built with elegant Kerala style of architecture. The sanctum sanctorum or the innermost shrine of Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple is adorned with impressive images of epic characters from the Hindu mythology.
Enshrined with the idol of Lord Shiva, Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple in Kottayam hosts a popular festival in the middle of March. The atmosphere of the festival gets charged with the captivating performances of Kathakali dancers and Velakali. The other attractions of the festival are the stunning performances of drummers and processions of ornately decorated elephants.



The Main entrance to the Deity & Ancient Stone Lamps for Lighting Oil Lamps.

The prominent and convenient location of Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple in Kottayam has made it easily approachable from all part of Kerala. Tourists coming from other states of India can directly reach Kottayam by rail or road transportation services.

A large number of devotees and pilgrims from various parts of India visit Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple Kottayam as it is one of the significant religious tourist spot in Kerala.

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  4. Informative post.I am visiting Kottayam next month. Now, after reading this, I will definitely visit Thiunakkara mahadevar.

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  7. Do you know, there is a legend behind this temple. The Raja was an ardent devotee of Lord Vadakkumnathan and used to visit Thrissur once every month. When he fell ill, his only worry was he would have to forsake going to Thrissur. Then one night the Lord appeared before him in his dream and told the Raja not to bother going to Thrissur and instead build a temple near his palace devoted to him.

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  8. i love places which has historic value. it makes you amazed how this place was created and developed by our older brothers as an oldest city in our generation today.

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  9. Beautiful temple and very nice pictures.

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  11. great review with nice picture. keep posting mate. I really enjoy read it

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  12. really nice shoot..visit me back..

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  14. Really nice shoot..thanks for sharing

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  15. Informative and nice.. :)
    wanna to visit if I have a free time..

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  19. wow...the other one for my list

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  20. Nice post with beautiful pictures. Keep up the good work.

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  22. Hi,

    Sreekandeshwaram Shiva Temple in Trivandrum is also one of the oldest temples in Kerala. The temple is located near Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

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