Chirakkadavu Mahadeva Temple :

God and Godess :

  • Mahadeva
  • Lord vinayaka
  • Lord dharmasasta

Location :

Chirakkadavu Mahadeva temple
Chirakkadavu, Near Kanjirappally,
Kottayam district-686519
Kerala.

Timings :

5AM to 8.00PM

Temple History :

The Mahadeva temple is located at Chirakkadavu, which is about 32 km from Kottayam town. This temple was built 100 years ago. The temple was probably built during the reign of Alwars where the Lingam was seen and gained glorification. The place where the Shiva Lingam was first seen would inundate during the monsoon.

The temple was built on a bund of soil. The present pond is the place from where soil, was dug for the bund. Pilgrims en route to Sabarimala seeks the blessings of Lord Mahadeva here for he is considered the father of Lord Ayyappa. Lord Shiva is the principle deity of this temple and called here as Mahadeva and the Shiva linga in this temple is a ‘Swayambu Lingam'(Self Manifested), which was detected from the shadow of a Bilwa tree. One important ritual here is to feed the fish and is called Meenari. The temple provides rice for cash to devotees who feed the fish in the temple pond. This ritual is said to cure ailments of devotees and the members of their families. Jaladhara (bathing the idol) and Mrithunjaya Pushpanjali (floral ritual for long life) are other important offerings. Swayamvara Pushpanjali (floral ritual for marriage alliance) is also an important ritual for Maha Deva here.

Festivals :

  • Mahasivaratri
  • Arattu
  • Velakali

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Archana
  • Pushpanjali
  • Abhishekam
  • Durga Puja
  • Mrithinjaya¬†Pushpanjali
  • Swayamvara Pushpanjali
  • Chaturshatam
  • Meenari

Nearest Temples Around Chirakkadavu Mahadeva Temple :

  • Erumeli Sri Dharmasastha and Petta Sasthavu Temples – Kottayam district – 15.00 km
  • Manarkadu Bhagavathi Temple – Kottayam district – 26.00 km
  • Kidangoor Subramanya Temple – Kottayam district – 28.00 km
  • Panachikkadu Saraswathi Devi Temple – Kottayam district – 31.00 km
  • Kaviyoor Mahadeva temple – Pathanamthitta district – 34.00 km
  • Ettumanur Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 35.00 km
  • Perunna Subramanya Temple – Kottayam district – 36.00 km
  • Kumaranalloor Katyayani Devi Temple – Kottayam district – 36.00 km
  • Malayalapuzha Bhagavathi Temple – Pathanamthitta district – 39.00 km
  • Neendoor Subramanya temple – Kottayam district – 41.00 km
  • Aranmula Parthasarathi temple – Pathanamthitta district – 41.00 km
  • Thiruvalla Sree Vallabha Temple – Pathanamthitta district – 41.00 km
  • Chengannur Mahadeva temple – Alappuzha district – 45.00 km
  • Thiruvanvandoor Mahavishnu Temple – Alappuzha district – 46.00 km
  • Kuruppanthara Malliyoor Mahaganapathi Temple – Kottayam district – 48.00 km
  • Iravimangalam Sri Suryadeva Temple – Kottayam district – 51.00 km
  • Pandalam Mahadeva Temple – Pathanamthitta district – 56.00 km
  • Chettikulangara Sri Bhagavathi Temple – Alappuzha district – 59.00 km
  • Haripad Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple – Alappuzha district – 60.00 km
  • Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple – Alappuzha district – 61.00 km
  • Kalanjoor Mahadeva Temple – Pathanamthitta district – 61.00 km
  • Sabarimalai Sri Ayyappaswamy Temple – Pathanamthitta district – 61.00 km
  • Haripad Sri Subramanya Temple – Alappuzha district – 62.00 km
  • Varanad Devi Jagadambika temple – Alappuzha district – 63.00 km
  • Vaikom Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 64.00 km
  • Cherthala Sri Katyayani Devi Temple – Alappuzha district – 64.00 km
  • Nooranad Padanilam Parabrahma Temple – Alappuzha district – 65.00 km
  • Anicadu Thiruvumplavi Mahadeva temple – Ernakulam district – 66.00 km
  • Kanichukulangara Bhagavathi temple – Alappuzha district – 71.00 km
  • Chottanikkara Sri Bhagavathi Temple – Ernakulam district – 72.00 km
  • Thrikkunnapuzha Kurichikkal Mahadevi temple – Alappuzha district – 72.00 km
  • Methala Kallil Bhagavathi Temple – Ernakulam district – 73.00 km
  • Mamala Bhagavathi Temple – Ernakulam district – 74.00 km
  • Krishnapuram Kurakkavu Bhagavathi temple – Alappuzha district – 75.00 km
  • Udayamperoor Ameda Temple – Ernakulam district – 75.00 km
  • Thuravur Sri Narasimha and Sudarshana Temple – Alappuzha district – 75.00 km
  • Chelamattom Sri Krishna Temple – Ernakulam district – 85.00 km
  • Kaladi Srikrishna Temple – Ernakulam district – 89.00 km
  • Thottuva Dhanvanthari Moorthi temple – Ernakulam district – 89.00 km
  • Aluva Thiruviranikkulam mahadeva temple – Ernakulam district – 89.00 km
  • Palluruthy Sri Dhanwanthari Temple – Ernakulam district – 91.00 km
  • Manjapra Karppillikavu mahadeva temple – Ernakulam district – 93.00 km
  • Edappally Mahaganapathi temple – Ernakulam district – 94.00 km
  • Paravoor Dakshina Mookambika Temple – Ernakulam district – 113.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Kanjirappally – 5.00 km
  • Pampady – 20.00 km
  • Erattupetta – 21.00 km
  • Pala / Palai – 24.00 km
  • Changanassery – 33.00 km
  • Kottayam – 36.00 km
  • Thiruvalla – 37.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Changanasseri – 32.00 km
  • Thiruvalla – 35.00 km
  • Kottayam – 35.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Cochin International Airport,Cochin/kochi – 94.00 km
  • Trivandrum International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram. – 150.00 km
  • Madurai Airport,Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. – 223.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport,Kozhikode. – 243.00 km
  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. – 261.00 km
  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 315.00 km
  • Kannur International Airport, Kannur. – 352.00 km

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