Ettumanur Mahadeva temple :

God and Godess :

  • Mahadeva(Lord shiva)
  • Dharmasastha
  • Lord vinayaka
  • Lord srikrishna
  • Kali matha

Location :

Ettumanur Mahadeva temple,
Ettumanoor ,
Kottayam district – 686631
Kerala.

Timings :

  • Morning – 4AM to 12PM
  • Evening – 5PM to 8.30pm

Temple History :

Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple is very old temple located in Kottayam in Kerala. The temple has added glory as well as reputation to this place. As per the Mythology, Pandavas, as well as the guru Veda Vyasa Maharshi, had worshiped Lord Mahadeva at this temple. The name of this place has its derivation from the word ‘Manoor’, meaning the land of deer. Legend has it that Khara (of the Khara Dhooshana demon duo) of Ramayana worshiped Lord Shiva at Chidambaram and obtained three Shiva Lingams and journeyed holding one Shiva Lingam in each hand and one in his mouth. He sojourned at Vaikom and set the shiva lingam on the ground and to his dismay realized that it had gotten rooted to the ground. Kharan, therefore, installed the other two shiva lingams at Ettumanur and Kaduthuruthy. It is believed that visiting this triad of temples in a single day is of great significance.

Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple in Kottayam district is famous for its murals, especially the painting of Nataraja in the gopuram and Ezhara Ponnana. One of the elegant sights associated with the temple festivals of Kerala is the ‘Ezhara Ponnana’ procession held during the annual festival at Ettumanoor Sree Mahadeva Temple in Kottayam. ‘Ezhara’ means seven-and-half and ‘Ponnana’ means golden elephant. Each of the seven elephants is two feet high and the eighth one is on one foot only. Hence they are together called seven-and-half elephants. These elephants were offered to the deity by the then ruler of Travancore, Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma. The Ezhara Ponnana procession is a memorable spectacle to behold on the eighth and tenth day of the festival at Ettumanoor. The temple is very artistically constructed and has a copper roof. Several wooden sculptures can be found around the temple. There are also statues of two bulls in this temple. There are also temples for Dakshinamurthy (very rare in Kerala), Ganapathi and Sastha in this temple. There is an engraving in the temple which indicates that it was constructed about 400 years ago.

Festivals :

  • Arattu
  • Sivaratri
  • Vinayaka chaturthi
  • Karthika pournami

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Nirmalyam – 4:00 to 4:30
  • Abhishekam – 4:30 to 5:00
  • Madhavipalli Pooja – 5:30 to 6:00
  • Ethruthu Pooja – 6:00 to 6:30
  • Panthiradi Pooja – 8:00 to 8:30
  • AbhisekangalĀ 
  • Dhara, Navakam – 10:00 to 10:30
  • Ucha Pooja – 11:00 to 11:30
  • Ucha Sreebali – 11:30 to 12:00PM
  • Opening the Sanctorum – 5:00PM
  • Deeparadhana – 6:30 PM to 7:00PM
  • Athazha Pooja – 7:30 to 8:0
  • Athazha Sreebali – 8:00 to 8:30

Nearest Temples Around Ettumanur Mahadeva temple :

  • Kidangoor Subramanya Temple – Kottayam district – 6.00 km
  • Neendoor Subramanya temple – Kottayam district – 7.00 km
  • Kumaranalloor Katyayani Devi Temple – Kottayam district – 9.00 km
  • Kuruppanthara Malliyoor Mahaganapathi Temple – Kottayam district – 11.00 km
  • Manarkadu Bhagavathi Temple – Kottayam district – 11.00 km
  • Iravimangalam Sri Suryadeva Temple – Kottayam district – 13.00 km
  • Panachikkadu Saraswathi Devi Temple – Kottayam district – 20.00 km
  • Vaikom Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 29.00 km
  • Varanad Devi Jagadambika temple – Alappuzha district – 29.00 km
  • Cherthala Sri Katyayani Devi Temple – Alappuzha district – 30.00 km
  • Perunna Subramanya Temple – Kottayam district – 34.00 km
  • Chirakkadavu Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 35.00 km
  • Kanichukulangara Bhagavathi temple – Alappuzha district – 37.00 km
  • Udayamperoor Ameda Temple – Ernakulam district – 40.00 km
  • Thuravur Sri Narasimha and Sudarshana Temple – Alappuzha district – 41.00 km
  • Chottanikkara Sri Bhagavathi Temple – Ernakulam district – 42.00 km
  • Anicadu Thiruvumplavi Mahadeva temple – Ernakulam district – 45.00 km
  • Thiruvanvandoor Mahavishnu Temple – Alappuzha district – 45.00 km
  • Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple – Alappuzha district – 46.00 km
  • Chengannur Mahadeva temple – Alappuzha district – 47.00 km
  • Erumeli Sri Dharmasastha and Petta Sasthavu Temples – Kottayam district – 49.00 km
  • Mamala Bhagavathi Temple – Ernakulam district – 50.00 km
  • Methala Kallil Bhagavathi Temple – Ernakulam district – 54.00
  • Chettikulangara Sri Bhagavathi Temple – Alappuzha district – 58.00 km
  • Edappally Mahaganapathi temple – Ernakulam district – 59.00 km
  • Haripad Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple – Alappuzha district – 59.00 km
  • Haripad Sri Subramanya Temple – Alappuzha district – 59.00 km
  • Palluruthy Sri Dhanwanthari Temple – Ernakulam district – 61.00 km
  • Chelamattom Sri Krishna Temple – Ernakulam district – 66.00 km
  • Nooranad Padanilam Parabrahma Temple – Alappuzha district – 66.00 km
  • Krishnapuram Kurakkavu Bhagavathi temple – Alappuzha district – 69.00 km
  • Thrikkunnapuzha Kurichikkal Mahadevi temple – Alappuzha district – 70.00 km
  • Aluva Thiruviranikkulam mahadeva temple – Ernakulam district – 70.00 km
  • Kaladi Srikrishna Temple – Ernakulam district – 70.00 km
  • Thottuva Dhanvanthari Moorthi temple – Ernakulam district – 70.00 km
  • Manjapra Karppillikavu mahadeva temple – Ernakulam district – 74.00 km
  • Paravoor Dakshina Mookambika Temple – Ernakulam district – 76.00 km
  • Punnapra Aravukad Sreedevi temple – Alappuzha district – 168.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Ettumanoor – 1.00 km
  • Kottayam – 12.00 km
  • Pala / Palai – 15.00 km
  • Changanassery – 27.00 km
  • Vaikom – 28.00 km
  • Cherthala – 29.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Ettumanoor – 2.00 km
  • Kottayam – 11.00 km
  • Vaikom Road – 17.00 km
  • Cherthala – 33.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Cochin International Airport, Cochin/kochi – 76.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport,Kozhikode – 225.00 km
  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore – 243.00 km
  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy 253.00 km
  • Kannur International Airport, Kannur. 335.00 km
  • Madurai Airport,Madurai – 345.00 km

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