Anikadu Tiruvumplavu mahadeva temple :

God and Godess :

  • Shree Parvathi
  • Thiruvumplavi Mahadevan
  • Subrahmanyan 
  • Ganapathi
  • Bhuvaneshwari
  • Rakshassu
  • Sarppangal

Location :

Anicadu Thiruvumplavi Mahadeva temple
Tiruvumplavil mahadeva Devaswom,
Muvattupuzha, Anikadu village,
Ernakulam district – 686661
Kerala.

Timings :

  • Morning – 5.30 AM  – 10.30AM
  • Evening – 5.30PM – 7.30PM

Temple History :

Thiruvumplavil Mahadeva Temple is situated at Anicadu, a village near Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam district in Kerala. This is the most famous temple of Lord Shiva in Kerala. Lord Shiva is the principle deity of this temple as Mahadeva along with his consort Parvathi Devi. This temple has a great Mythological background, where Lord Shiva and Parvathi Devi appeared to a great devotee in this place. It is believed that one who worshiped Lord Shiva at this temple with most devotion, definitely get darshan of Maha Deva. The uniqueness of this temple is the “Thirukulambu” and “Theerthakkara” near the temple. Thousands of devotees do the “Pithru Tharppan” at this place during Mahashivarathri & Karkkidaka Vavu. It is believed that the holy water flowing through the “Thirukulambu” is “Kashi Theertham”.

Mythological Background:
There is a story which was really happened at this place. The story goes that Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvathi revealed themselves to a fervent devotee at this place. It is said that long ago two old brahmins, on their way to Kashi passed through this place(Anicadu). It was a dense forest during that time. They saw a diseased cow on their way. One of the brahmins decided to take care of the cow to recover it from the critical condition while his friend continued his journey to Kashi. With his sincere & dedicated attention, the cow recovered from the disease. He was very happy and content with the fact that he could save the life of the cow, but at the same time felt sad about his incomplete pilgrimage to Kashi. While sitting near the cow with all these thoughts, Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvathi revealed themselves before him and said:- “ You need not worry about your incomplete pilgrimage to Kashi. You have performed a great sacrifice by saving the life of a being, for which we are very much pleased with you. In fact, it was goddess Sri Parvathi Devi who came before you as a cow to see how devoted you are! You can see the cow’s hoof(Kulambu) mark over the surface of the rock and the holy water flow through the same, where you have performed this great sacrifice. This holy water is the great “Kashi Theertham” and you can perform all the rituals here itself and it will be considered as good as doing it at Kashi.”

With those words, Lord Shiva & Parvathi Devi disappeared. He performed the rituals in the Kashi theertham(Divine water from Kashi) flowing through the “Thiru Kulambu” (Holy hoof )there itself as advised by Lord and got the ultimate state of “Yogeshwaran”. The Theerthakkulam (Pond) at the north side of the temple contains this holy water flowing through the “Thirukulambu” and lot of people perform their “Pithru Tharppan” rituals at this place.

Festivals :

  • Navarathri
  • Thiruonam
  • Vinayaka chaturthi
  • Karthikam

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • 5.30am – Nirmalyam
  • 5.35am – Sankhabhishekam, Malarunivedyam
  • 6.00am – Ganapathihavanam
  • 7.00am – Ethirettu Pooja
  • 9.30am – Dhaara
  • 10.30am – Uchcha Pooja
  • 5.30pm – Nada Thurakkal(Evening)
  • 6.30pm – Deepaaraadhana
  • 7.30pm – Aththazha Pooja
  •   LIST OF IMPORTANT POOJAS
  • 1 Sreerudra Dhaara – Rs 250.00
  • 2 Pradosha Pooja – Rs 500.00
  • 3 Ashtabhishekam(On Pradosham) – Rs 300.00
  • 4 Rudrabhishekam – Rs 1000.00
  • 5 Mrithyunjayarchana – Rs 15.00
  • 6 Mrithyunjaya Homam – Rs 1000.00
  • 7 Ney Vilaku(For Parvathy Devi) – Rs 20.00
  • 8 Swayamvaraarchana – Rs 15.00
  • 9 Umamaheswara Pooja – Rs 100.00
  • 10 Kedavilaku – Rs 100.00
  • 11 Oru Nerathe Pooja – Rs 500.00
  • 12 One Day’S Pooja – Rs 1100.00
  • 13 Aayilyam Pooja – Rs 500.00
  • 14 Ashtadravya Ganapathihomam – Rs 500.00
  • 15 Navakam,Panchagavyam(On Thiruvathira Every Month) – Rs 1000.00
  • 16 Deeparadhana – Rs 1000.00
  • 17 Namaskaram – Rs 30.00
  • 18 Thilahavanam – Rs 50.00
  • 19 Nakshatra Vanam- Preservation Cost Per Year Per Tree – Rs 500.00
  • 20 Chuttuvilakku – Rs 1500.00
  • 21 Deeparadhana With Chuttuvilakku – Rs 2500.00
  • 22 Rudrabhishekam/Rudrapooja – Rs 10000.00
  • 23 Udayasthamana Pooja – Rs 10000.00
  •   LIST OF OFFERINGS
  • 1 Pushpanjali – 10.00
  • 2 Swayamvara Pushpanjali – 15.00
  • 3 Koovalathila Pushpanjali – 15.00
  • 4 Mrithyunjaya Pushpanjali – 15.00
  • 5 Akhora Pushpanjali – 15.00
  • 6 Ashtotharasatham Pushpanjali – 15.00
  • 7 Bhagyasookktha Pushpanjali – 15.00
  • 8 Aikamathya Pushpanjali – 15.00
  • 9 Sathrusamhara Pushpanjali – 15.00
  • 10 Sahasranama Pushpanjali – 50.00
  • 11 Vilaku – 10.00
  • 12 Manchirathu(For Yogeshwaran At Theerthakkara) – 10.00
  • 13 Maala – 10.00
  • 14 Koovalathila Maala – 15.00
  • 15 Karukamaala (For Lord Ganapathy) – 15.00
  • 16 Jaladhaara – 25.00
  • 17 Palabhishekam – 30.00
  • 18 Karikku Abhishekam – 25.00
  • 19 Sankhabhishekam – 20.00
  • 20 Vella Nivedyam – 10.00
  • 21 Koottupayasam – 50.00
  • 22 Kadum Payasam – 70.00
  • 23 Palpayasam – 50.00
  • 24 Pizhinjupayasam – 300.00
  • 25 Appam – 40.00
  • 26 Ada – 40.00
  • 27 Malar Nivedyam – 15.00
  • 28 Thrimaduram – 40.00
  • 29 Panjamrutham(For Lord Subrahmanyan) – 50.00
  • 30 Ganapathihomam – 50.00
  • 31 Bhagavathiseva – 250.00
  • 32 Karukahomam – 50.00
  • 33 Pithru Namaskaram – 30.00
  • 34 Adachunamaskaram – Rs 40.00
  • 35 Sarppanivedyam – Rs 30.00
  • 36 Noorum Paalum – Rs 40.00
  • 37 Padmamittu Palppayasam – Rs 40.00
  • 38 Mukhamchaarthu – Rs 400.00
  • 39 Muzhukaappu – Rs 750.00

Nearest Temples Around Anikadu Tiruvumplavu mahadeva temple :

  • Methala Kallil Bhagavathi Temple – Ernakulam district – 16.00 km
  • Chelamattom – Sri Krishna Temple – Ernakulam district 28.00 km
  • Mamala Bhagavathi Temple – Ernakulam district – 30.00 km
  • Thottuva Dhanvanthari Moorthi temple – Ernakulam district – 32.00 km
  • Kaladi Srikrishna Temple – Ernakulam district – 32.00 km
  • Chottanikkara Sri Bhagavathi Temple – Ernakulam district – 32.00 km
  • Aluva Thiruviranikkulam mahadeva temple – Ernakulam district – 32.00 km
  • Manjapra Karppillikavu mahadeva temple – Ernakulam district – 36.00 km
  • Udayamperoor Ameda Temple – Ernakulam district – 39.00 km
  • Edappally Mahaganapathi temple – Ernakulam district – 41.00 km
  • Ettumanur Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 45.00 km
  • Iravimangalam Sri Suryadeva Temple – Kottayam district – 45.00 km
  • Vaikom Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 48.00 km
  • Palluruthy Sri Dhanwanthari Temple – Ernakulam district – 49.00 km
  • Paravoor Dakshina Mookambika Temple – Ernakulam district – 56.00 km
  • Chirakkadavu Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 66.00 km
  • Cherthala Sri Katyayani Devi Temple – Alappuzha district – 67.00 km
  • Varanad Devi Jagadambika temple – Alappuzha district – 67.00 km
  • Arattupuzha Sri sastha temple – Thrissur district – 74.00 km
  • Haripad Sri Subramanya Temple – Alappuzha district – 103.00 km
  • Haripad Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple – Alappuzha district – 103.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Thrippunithura – 35.00 km
  • Ernakulam – 43.00 km

Nearest Bustands Around Anicadu Thiruvumplavi Mahadeva temple :

  • Muvattupuzha – 4.00 km
  • Thodupuzha – 16.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Cochin International Airport,Cochin/kochi – 37.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode – 187.00 km
  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore – 204.00 km
  • Trivandrum International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram – 213.00 km
  • Madurai Airport,Madurai – 235.00 km
  • Kannur International Airport, Kannur – 296.00 km
  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 327.00 km

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