Kidangoor Subramanya swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Subramanya swamy
  • Mahavishnu
  • Sastha(Ayyappa)
  • Bhagavathi(Bhuvaneswari)

Location :

Kidangoor Subramanya Temple
Kidangoor, Near Uzhavoor,
Kottayam district-686583
Kerala.

Timings :

  • Morning – 4.30AM to 12PM
  • Evening – 5.00PM to 8.00PM

Temple History :

Kidangoor Subramanya Swamy Temple is one of the biggest and ancient temples of Lord Subrahmanya in Kerala. The temple is located the bank of river Meenachil by the Kidangoor – Manarcad road in Kottayam District of Kerala. Kidangoor is historically one of the 64 villages of the Namboodiris established by Lord Parasurama. It was the boundary of the Thekkumkur-Vadakkumkur Kingdoms. Lord Subramanya in this temple is famous as Thrukkidangoorappan. Parighapuresan is another name for the Lord Subrahmanya here because Kidangoor is also called Parighapuram. Subrahmanya is worshiped here as Brahmachari (Bachelor). Lord considers all women who enter in the temple as His mother (Goddess Sree Parvathi). When the mother comes to see her son he has to bow and worship her by leaving the Sreekovil. In order to avoid this difficulty, women are not permitted to enter inside the Nalambalam. They can worship the lord by entering into the Valiyambalam through Balikkalppura. When Lord Muruga comes out of the temple Nalambalam during Utsavam for Ezhunnallathu.Pallivetta, Sheeveli etc, there is no restriction for women to worship Him.

Legend: It is believed that the idol of Subramanya Swam came out of the ‘Kamandulu’ or pot carried by Maharshi Gauna when it tiled and the water flowed out. According to the legends, the Gauna Nadi(Meenachil river) starts from the Kamandalu of Gauna Maharshi like the river Kaveri from Agasthya Maharshi’s Kamandalu. Hence this river got the name Gauna Nadi. Gauna Maharshi filled his Kamandalu with Sapthanadi Theertham (water from the 7 holy rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Sindhu, Narmada, Godavari and Kaveri). A beautiful idol of Lord Subrahmanya was also kept in his Kamandalu. He was eagerly waiting for the Darshan of Lord Sree Rama in his return journey to Ayodhya after killing Ravana. Sree Rama was accompanied by a large number of devotees like Vibhishana, Sugreeva, Hanuman and Angada in the Pushpaka Vimana.

So Maharshi Gauna could not see Lord Sri Rama and Sita Devi properly. So the angry Gauna threw the Kamandalu away and then the idol of Subrahmanya Swamy came out. These incidents occurred on a hill and since then the hill is known as Kudamuruttimala. This flow of water became a river and thus the present Gauna river was formed. Along with the flow of the water, the idol was carried away to the Vishnu temple in Kidangoor and was later installed in a new Sree Kovil. This is the present Kidangoor Subrahmanya Swami Temple. So the water in Gauna river is as holy as the Sapthanadi Teertham.

Festivals :

  • Thiruvutsavam
  • Srikrishnaastami
  • Mandala Pooja(Sasta)
  • Thaipooyam
  • Trikarthika

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

OFFERINGS AT THE TEMPLE

  •        AT SUBRAHMANYA SWAMY temple –    Rs.
  • Pushpanjaly – 10
  • Bhagyasuthra Archana – 20
  • Namaskara ottu – 100
  • Palabhisheekam – 40
  • Paalppayasam – 100/ltr
  • Neippayasam – 100
  • Arunaazhi – 800
  • Neivilakku – 20
  • Thrimadhuram – 15
  • Vella Nivediyam – 15
  • Subrahmanya pooja – 251
  • Ahas(One Day Pooja) – 3001
  • Namaskaram – 15
  • Kootta Namaskaram – 30
  • Thulabharam(nadappanam) – 50
  • Kavadi(nadappanam) – 40
  • Chuttuvilaku(nadappanam) – 1001
  • Muzhukkapp(Chandhanam Charth) – 5000
  • Niramala – 150
  • Panjamritham – 50
  • Panjamrithabhishekham – 500
  • Panthirazhi – 800
  • Kadumpayasam(Naazhi) – 100
  • Guruthy (Kuttambalam) – 250
  • Palpayasam – 100/Ltr
  • Appam – 60
  • Thirumugam(Chandanam) – 2000
  • Ashtabhishekam – 3001
  • AT KOOTHAMBALAM  
  • Pushpanjaly – 10
  • Rakthapushpanjaly – 20
  • Guruthi – 250
  • Vara nivedyam – 75
  • Kadumpayasam – 100
  • Vellanivedyam – 15
  • AT MAHAVISHNU  
  • Pushpanjaly – 10
  • Bhagyasooktha Archana – 20
  • Neivilakku – 20
  • Paalppayasam – 100/ltr
  • Thrikkai Venna – 20
  • Vellanivedyam – 15
  • Vishnu Pooja – 251
  • Thrimadhuram – 15
  • Thulassi Maala – 15
  • Muzhukkappu – 5000
  • Thirumugam – 2000
  • AT DHARMA SASTHAV  
  • Pushpanjaly – 10
  • Nei Vilakku – 20
  • Neeranjanam – 35
  • Vellanivedyam – 15
  • Ellu Payasam – 100
  • Muzhukkappu(Chandanam Charth) – 2000
  • Thirumugam(Chandanam Charth) – 1000
  • DAILY RITUALS
  • Morning.
  • 4.30 am – NIRMMALYAM
  • 5.00 am – ABHISHEKAM
  • 6.15 am – USHAPOOJA
  • 6.45 am – ETHIRTHA POOJA
  • 7.00 am – SREEBALI
  • 7.15 am – PANTHEERADY POOJA
  • 10.45 am – POOJA AT VISHNU TEMPLE
  • 11.00 am – NAVAKAM ABHISHEKAM
  • 11.30 am – UCHA POOJA
  • 12.00 pm – NADA ADAIKAL
  • Evening
  • 5.00 pm – NADA THURAKAL
  • 6.15-6.45 pm – DEEPARATHANA
  • 7.30 pm – ATHAZHA POOJA , SREEBALI
  • 8.00 pm – NADA ADAKKAL
  • Udayasthamana Pooja – 40,000
  • 2.108 Paathram Guruthy – 30,000[In Koothambalam]
  • 3.Brahmacharikooth
  • A special performance of bhrahmacharikoothu is conducted only in this temple. And this is for the benefit of those who have no children. Mahamaya devi enshrined in the koothambalam facing south is well known as koothambalathil amma. Guruthi is performed for the devi inside the koothambalam by the devotees for the removal of all their problems and for the distruction of Enimies. During the annual festival Chakyar koothu is conducted regularly.
  • 4.Uthsavabali (The booking for the offering utsava completed till 2031.)
  • 5.Chuttuvilakku(Nadappanam) – 1001
  • 6.Mandala Pooja – 1001 (Booking started at 1190 Vrichika Maasam)

Nearest Temples Around Kidangoor Subramanya swamy temple :

  • Ettumanur Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district 6.00 km
  • Iravimangalam Sri Suryadeva Temple – Kottayam district – 20.00 km
  • Chirakkadavu Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 28.00 km
  • Vaikom Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 37.00 km
  • Erumeli Sri Dharmasastha and Petta Sasthavu Temples – Kottayam district – 41.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Pala – 11 km
  • Ettumanoor – 9 km
  • Kottayam – 19 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Ettumanoor – 10 km
  • Kottayam – 18 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Trivandram – 164 km
  • Cochin – 72 km
  • Calicut/Kozhikode – 221 km
  • Kannur – 326 km
  • Madurai – 250 km
  • Coimbatore – 239 km

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