Pandalam Mahadeva temple :

God and Godess :

  • Lord mahadeva
  • Lord Ganesha
  • Maya-Ekshi Amma
  • Lord Ayyappa
  • Nagaraja
  • Lord Subramanian
  • Brahma Rakshas and Rakshas

Location :

Pandalam Mahadeva Temple
Pandalam mahadeva temple, Thottakkonam , Pandalam,
Pathanamthitta district-689501
Kerala.

Timings :

4 AM to 7.30 PM

Temple History :

Pandalam Mahadeva Temple is the most famous and well-known temple of lord Shiva in South India. The temple of Mahadeva is situated in between Thottakkonam and Mulampuzha villages of Pandalam in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. Lord shiva is the main deity of this temple. This temple of Lord Shiva is one of the most famous and oldest temples in South India. Devotees from all over India arrives here and make darshan of Mahadeva here. Yearly Kettukazhcha festival is one of the attractions for tourists. 10 days major festival is celebrated for Lord Siva in ‘Dhanu masa’ November–December every year.

The festival starts by hosting traditional flag named ‘Kodiettu’ and ends by ‘Aarattu’. the administration of this temple held by Mahadeva Seva Samithi participated by 12 villages karakal’ in Pandalam. It is believed that Lord Parasuram has installed the main idol of Maha Deva in the Garbhagriha of this temple. Pandalam Mahadeva Temple is one of the oldest temples out of the 108 Shiva temples consecrated by the great ‘Khara Muni’. The sacred and world famous temple is located on the left banks of the ‘Achenkovil River’, one side of this temple is on the banks of Achankovil River so this temple also known as ‘Mukkal Vattom’ 3 km away from Pandalam town. Pandalam is also world famous as the hometown of Lord Ayyappan Swamy. The river flows touch the feet of Mahadeva Sanctorum. Along with Lord Shiva, Some Sub-deities are also giving darshan in the same temple, they are Lord Ganesh (Ganapathy), ‘Maya- Ekshi Amma’, Lord Ayyappa, Nagaraja, Lord Subramanian, and Brahma Rakshas are also worshiped here.

Festivals :

  • Vinayakacaturthi
  • Pujavayapp
  • Skandha Shasti
  • Utra Mahotsavam
  • Taippuyam
  • Saptaham
  • Mahashivaratri
  • KumbhaTiruvatira

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Nityadanam – Rs 150
  • Payasam (1/4 lts) – Rs 40
  • Aravana (1/4 lts) – Rs 50
  • Ganapathi homam with coconut – Rs 30
  • Archana – Rs 10
  • Sankhabhishekam – Rs 30
  • Trimadhuram – Rs 20
  • Flowernirum vital – Rs 50
  • Mala – Rs 10
  • Malapuja – Rs 10
  • Malapuja (For vehicles) – Rs 50
  • Carat pooja – Rs 20
  • Jaladhara – Rs 20
  • Punyaham – Rs 5
  • Vella naivedyam – Rs 15
  • Ghee lamp – Rs 25
  • Purakku vilakk – Rs 20
  • Pushpanjali – Rs 30
  • Palpayasam (1/4 ltrs) – Rs 60
  • Mrutyunjaya homam – Rs 200
  • Bhagavathi seva – Rs 100
  • Aditya namaskaram – Rs 25
  • Aluviḷakk mutalkuṭṭ – Rs 50
  • Aluvilakk – Rs 250
  • Rudrabhishekam – Rs 30
  • Ardhanareeswara pooja – Rs 30
  • Neeranjanam Mutalkutt – Rs 10
  • Neeranjanam – Rs 30
  • Ketavilakk
  • Karikkabhishekam mutalkutt – Rs 20
  • Milk Abhishekam Mutalkutt – Rs 100
  • Pitrupuja – Rs 40
  • Sahasranamarchana – Rs 25
  • Karukka Homam – Rs 30
  • kadalippaḻa nivedyam mutalkuṭṭ – Rs 20
  • Swayanvara arccana – Rs 30
  • Swayanvara pushpanjali – Rs 30
  • Vivaham talipuja – Rs 150
  • Lamp (Deepam) – Rs 20
  • Aikyamatya suktarchana – Rs 25
  • Mrutyunjaya archana – Rs 25
  • Kutumbarcjana – Rs 50
  • Umamaheswara puja – Rs 30
  • Dhara – mutalkuṭṭ (sadhanannaḷ etticc‌) – Rs 100
  • Dhara – (Crick 11,21 tenth of the rice 1/4) Naivedyam – Rs 1000
  • Tulabharam nataykk veypp – Rs 100
  • Kalayutt – Rs 50
  • Kalaye kalippikkal (Mutalkutt) – Rs 50
  • Mahadevan (sandalwood paste enrollment) – Rs 1501
  • Mahadevan (sandalwood paste enrollment) – Rs 2500
  • Nataykk veypp (mutalkuṭṭ) – Rs 20
  • Bhasmabhishekam – Rs 150
  • Varapeati neivedyam (mayayaksik) 2 naḻiyute – Rs 100
  • Ksheeradhara (Mutalkutt) – Rs 100
  • Kavatipuja (mutalkutt) – Rs 50
  • The hundreds of milk (Mutalkutt) – Rs 250
  • Hundreds of milk – Rs 700
  • Sastavin mukham cartt (candanam) – Rs 800
  • Subrahmanyan the face of frivolous – Rs 750
  • Mayayaksiyam makk mukham cartt (chandanam) – Rs 750
  • Dhara (pal keanṭ) – Rs 500
  • Oru divasatte puja – Rs 2000
  • udayastamana puja – Rs 50000
  • udayastamana puja (mutalkutt) – Rs 5000
  • valipat cirapp – Rs 2000
  • Saiva mantrarchana – Rs 30
  • Oushadha suktarchana – Rs 30
  • Raksabhogam – Rs 30
  • umamahesvararchana – Rs 30
  • Aghora mantrarchana – Rs 30
  • Dakshinamurthi archana – Rs 30
  • Santana gopala Archana – Rs 30
  • vidyasuktarchana – Rs 30
  • sanvadasuktarchana – Rs 30
  • yogiswarapuja – Rs 30

Nearest Temples Around Pandalam Mahadeva temple :

  • Temple Name – Area/City – Distance (in KM)
  • Aranmula Parthasarathi temple – Pathanamthitta district – 15.00 km
  • Erumeli Sri Dharmasastha and Petta Sasthavu Temples – Kottayam district – 47.00 km
  • Chirakkadavu Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 56.00 km
  • Iravimangalam Sri Suryadeva Temple – Kottayam district – 79.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Pandalam – 3 km
  • Pathanamthitta – 19 km
  • Chengannur – 15 km
  • Thiruvalla – 24 km
  • Mavelikara – 17 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Cheriyanad – 14 km
  • Mavelikara – 16 km
  • Chengannur – 16 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Trivendrum – 105 km
  • Cochin – 143 km
  • Calicut – 276 km
  • Kannur – 383 km
  • Coimbatore – 311 km
  • Madhurai – 253 km
  • Tiruchirapalli – 357 km

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