God and Godess :

Mahadeva

Location :

Manjapra Karppillikavu mahadeva temple
Karppillikkavu Mahadeva temple, Manjapra,
Ernakulam district – 683581
Kerala.

Timings :

  • Morning – 4.30 am to 10.30AM
  • Evening – 5.30PM to 7.30PM

Temple History :

The Karppillikkavu Sree Mahadeva Temple is one among the 108 eminent Siva temple in India. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of this temple and called as Sri Karpillikkavi Maha Deva. The main idol of this temple is giving darshan to the west side. This temple is situated in Manjapra village in Ernakulam District of Kerala. The legend has it that this temple was existing even before 2000 B.C and as such one can see that this temple is one among the oldest temple in India.

It is the legend that the installation (Prathishta) of Mahadeva here has been done by Karthyaveerarjuna. The legend also goes in this line that this temple first was having the pratistha of Sri Devi (Parvathy) but when Karthyaveerarjuna came to temple to do darshan of Sri Devi’s (Parvathy) Sannidhaya was not there and so he conducted Prathishta of Siva in the temple and he stayed in the cave constructed by him on the northern side of temple and he spend much of time doing Siva dhyana. In an Ashtamangalaprasna conducted by Diva Jan Kaimukku Parameswaran Nambudiripad,he came to the conclusion that there is a connecting invisible very huge tunnel in between the well and the pond of the temple and this tunnel extends from the pond about 30 k.m east of the pond and at the end of the tunnel there situated very old temple and a pond having trees, plant of high medicinal value.

Festivals :

  • Thiruvathira
  • Karppillikkavu Pooram 
  • Niraputhari and Ramayana masacharanam

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Puja – Rate (Rs)
  • On 4.30 am Palliyunarthal
  • On 5.00 am Nirmallyadharshanam,
  • abhishekam
  • On 7.00 am Ushapooja
  • On 7.30 am Ehtrithapooja
  • On 10.30 am Uchapooja
  • On 5.30 pm Nadathurackal
  • On 6.30 pm Deeparadhana
  • On 7.30 pm Athazhapooja
  • 1 pushpanjelly – 5.00
  • 2 Koovalathela Pushpanjelly – 10.00
  • 3 Mruthewnjaya Pushpanjelly – 15.00
  • 4 Thrayambaka Pushpanjelly – 15.00
  • 5 Swayamvara Pushpanjelly – 15.00
  • 6 Ayursooktha Pushpanjelly – 15.00
  • 7 Bagyasooktha Pushpanjelly – 15.00
  • 8 Shathrusamhara Pushpanjelly – 15.00
  • 9 Sree sooktha Pushpanjelly – 15.00
  • 10 Vinayaka sooktha Pushpanjelly – 15.00
  • 11 Pashupathastra Pushpanjelly – 15.00
  • 12 Umamaheswara Pushpanjelly – 15.00
  • 13 Dhekshenamoorthymanthra Pushpanjelly – 15.00
  • 14 Samvadhasooktha Archana – 20.00
  • 15 Sahasranama Archana – 20.00
  • 16 41 Gayathrymanthra Pushpanjelly – 25.00
  • 17 Enna Velaku – 5.00
  • 18 Enna Dhara – 50.00
  • 19 Dhara – 35.00
  • 20 Sreeruthram Dhara – 401.00
  • 21 Sheeradhara(Devasam muthalkootu) – 15.00
  • 22 Ashtabeshaekam – 351.00
  • 23 Karekabeshekam(Devasam muthalkootu) – 5.00
  • 24 Palu Abeshekam – 10.00
  • 25 Shangabeshekam – 15.00
  • 26 11 Kudam Abeshekam – 51.00
  • 27 101 Kudam Abeshekam – 151.00
  • 28 1000 Kudam Abeshekam(Devasam muthalkootu) – 1001.00
  • 29 Rudhra Abeshekam – 20.00
  • 30 Enna Abeshekam – 25.00
  • 31 Neyabeshekam – 251.00
  • 32 Kalababeshekam(Devasam muthalkootu) – 251.00
  • 33 Ganapathyhomam – 40.00
  • 34 Mahaganapathyhomam – 101.00
  • 35 Ashtadhrvyamahaganapathyhomam – 251.00
  • 36 Mruthewnjayahomam – 501.00
  • 37 Karukahomam – 30.00
  • 38 Ayushhomam – 101.00
  • 39 Vahana Pooja – 51.00
  • 40 Pusthaka Pooja – 10.00
  • 41 Thakedu Pooja – 10.00
  • 42 Mala Pooja – 10.00
  • 43 Ellasu Pooja – 10.00
  • 44 Padam Pooja – 10.00
  • 45 Umamaheswara Pooja – 301.00
  • 46 Oru Devasathe Pooja – 501.00
  • 47 Raahu Pooja – 101.00
  • 48 Budha Pooja – 101.00
  • 49 Shani Pooja – 101.00
  • 50 Navagraha Pooja – 501.00
  • 51 Deva Pooja – 251.00
  • 52 Bagavathy Seva – 125.00
  • 53 Neyu payasam – 50.00
  • 54 Koottu payasam – 45.00
  • 55 Kadum payasam – 125.00
  • 56 Pizenju payasam – 100.00
  • 57 Palupayasam – 40.00
  • 58 Ellu Nevedhyam – 50.00
  • 59 Vella Nevedhyam – 12.00
  • 60 Thattam Nevedhyam – 25.00
  • 61 Rashassu/sarppam pathmamettu Nevedhyam – 40.00
  • 62 Nevedhyam(Devasam muthalkootu) – 10.00
  • 63 101 Appam – 301.00
  • 64 Otta Payasam – 41.00
  • 65 Deeparadhana(minimum) – 301.00
  • 66 Vidhyarambam – 25.00
  • 67 Thulabharam – 51.00
  • 68 Choorunnu – 51.00
  • 69 Vevaham – 301.00
  • 70 Vedi – 5.00
  • 71 Sheniyadi – 15.00
  • 72 Mala – 5.00
  • 73 Koovala Mala – 5.00
  • 74 Karuka Mala – 5.00
  • 75 Kettunera – 30.00
  • 76 Kani Nerakal – 20.00
  • 77 Thrumadhuram – 25.00
  • 78 Punyaham – 7.00
  • 79 Neyu Velaku – 20.00
  • 80 Ellu kezhe(neeranjanam) – 25.00
  • 81 Adima Kidathal – 51.00
  • 82 Ashtamagalym Kathechukodukal – 25.00
  • 83 Neyu Japechunalkal – 25.00
  • 84 Namaskaram – 15.00
  • 85 Koottanamaskaram – 51.00
  • 86 Nelpara – 60.00
  • 87 Malarpara – 40.00
  • 88 Povupara – 30.00
  • 89 Aripara – 80.00
  • 90 Ellupara – 100.00
  • 91 Koottapara(nellu,malar,povu) – 100.00
  • 92 Ayampara – 250.00
  • 93 Mahamruthewnjayahomam(Thruikala Bagavathy Seva) – 10001.00
  • 94 Oru Devasathe Pooja – 1001.00
  • 95 Thiruvathera Pattu – 501.00
  • 96 Murajapam – 4001.00

Nearest Temples Around Manjapra Karpillikavu mahadeva temple :

  • Aluva Thiruviranikkulam mahadeva temple – Ernakulam district – 12.00 km
  • Anicadu Thiruvumplavi Mahadeva temple – Ernakulam district – 36.00 km
  • Arattupuzha Sri sastha temple – Thrissur district – 45.00 km
  • Vaikom Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 65.00 km
  • Iravimangalam Sri Suryadeva Temple – Kottayam district – 66.00 km
  • Cherthala Sri Katyayani Devi Temple – Alappuzha district – 72.00 km
  • Ettumanur Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 74.00 km
  • Varanad Devi Jagadambika temple – Alappuzha district – 75.00 km
  • Chirakkadavu Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 93.00 km
  • Haripad Sri Subramanya Temple – Alappuzha district – 125.00 km
  • Haripad Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple – Alappuzha district – 125.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Perumbavoor – 13 km
  • Chalakudy – 23 km
  • Irinjalakuda – 41 km
  • Ernakulam – 39 km
  • Aluva – 23 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Aluva – 23 km
  • Angamaly – 14 km
  • Angamaly – 9 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Trivandram – 235 km
  • Cochin – 11 km
  • Calicut/Kozhikode – 157 km
  • Kannur – 266 km
  • Madurai – 257 km
  • Trichy – 378 km
  • Tuticorin – 316 km

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