Nooranad Padanilam Parabrahma temple :

God and Godess :

Lord Parabrahma

Location :

Nooranad Padanilam Parabrahma Temple
Noornad / Nurunadu, Bharanicavu Taluk,
Alappuzha district – 690529
Kerala.

Timings :

6AM to 8pm

Temple History :

Padanilam Parabrahma Temple is one of the major important temples in Kerala state. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Parabrahma. The temple is very also like the Oachira Parabrahma Temple.The temple has no compound walls and roofs. This is one the few temples in Kerala where a large number of festivals are being conducted.The temple is one of the Idathaavalam of Sabarimala Dharma Sastha temple. This is the biggest Nandikesha (ox vehicle of Lord Siva) Kettulsavam in Kerala. Padanilam temple and its surroundings witnessed many historical wars. Once there was a war between the south and the north. During the war, many soldiers of both the sides died in large numbers.They were buried in the chira near the temple. Even from very earlier times, this temple is a blessing for the people in the surrounding areas. Nooranad Padanilam has a history of an intense war. The origin of war was the border conflict between two erstwhile kingdoms, northern& southern. One side consisted of Noorukodi Unnithans & Kadackal Karuppans & the other Vettathasaans & Velladickal Karuppans.

The first war is believed to have occurred between Marthanda Varma King on one side & Kayamkulam King on the other. The 22 Karakals of Nooranad took side with the 2 kings. The common people started worrying about the devastation of the war & approached the Pazhoor Panamana Thampuran to find a solution to end the war. He tried to intervene but war parties were not in a position to stop. He made a tent in the Eastern part of the temple and started a fast unto death. But that also did not deter the war parties. But when he was on the verge of death due to the fasting, fact fearing the Brahmana Sapam(Curse), and agreed to stop the war. They demarcated the boundary in North-South direction and stopped the war in the name of Parabrahma, the presiding deity of the temple.

Festivals :

  • Irupathiyettamonam
  • Maha Shivaratri
  • Mandala Chirappu
  • Para Ezhunnallath
  • Sapthaha yajnam
  • Vrischika mahotsavam

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Pooja – Rate (in Rupees)
  • kuvaŠł∑amala – 4
  • verrilamala – 15
  • Archana – 5
  • Ganapati havanam – 25
  • udayastamanam – 20
  • purakuvilakk – 10
  • jaladhara – 10
  • Neeranjanam – 30
  • kavati nira – 50
  • Stack of color – 10
  • Pooja conversationc – 51
  • mrtutynjayarchana – 10
  • svayamvararccana – 10
  • malacartt – 2
  • oil – 515
  • ghee lamp – 15
  • trimadhuram – 25
  • Sankhabhishekam – 10
  • vahanapuja – 101
  • takkeal puja – 25
  • Sivapuja – 51
  • kutumbarchana – 10
  • Thulabharam – 10

Nearest Temples Around Nooranad Padanilam Parabrahma temple:

  • Haripad – Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja – 14 km
  • Noornad – Padanilam parabrahma temple – 21 km
  • Haripad – Subrahmanya swamy temple – 13 km
  • Kanichukulangara – Kanichukulangara devi temple – 61 km
  • Thuravoor – Thuravoor mahakshetram – 76 km
  • Varanad(Cherthala) – Varanad devi temple – 69 km
  • Thangassery – Ammachiveedu moorthy temple – 42 km
  • Kalady – Sri Krishna temple – 126 km
  • Aluva/Manappuram – Aluva mahadeva temple – 123 km
  • Chottanikkara – Chottanikkara bhagavathy temple – 100 km
  • Anicad(Muvattupuzha) – Thiruvumplavi mahadeva temple – 101 km
  • paravur – Mookambika temple – 122 km
  • Adityapuram – Surya deva temple – 74 km
  • Chirakkadavu – Sri mahadeva temple – 60 km
  • Ethumanoor – Mahadevar temple – 58 km
  • Kumaranalloor – Kumaranalloor devi temple – 52 km
  • Malliyoor – Malliyoor sri maha ganapathi temple – 68 km
  • panachikadu – Saraswathi temple – 42 km
  • Perunna – subrahmanya – 27 km
  • Achan kovil – Achankovil temple – 96 km
  • oochira – Oochira para brahma temple – 11 km
  • pandalam – Pandalam maha deva temple – 21 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Mavelikara – 16 km
  • Kayamkulam – 18 km
  • Chengannur – 21 km
  • Pathanamthitta – 27 km
  • Bharanikavu – 20 km
  • Pandalam – 10 km
  • Sasthamcotta – 22 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Mavelikara – 15 km
  • Kayamkulam – 17 km
  • Chengannur – 20 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Trivandram – 105 km
  • Cochin – 142 km
  • Calicut/Kozhikode – 275 km
  • Kannur – 382 km

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