Less Known Temples of Kerala: Irinjalakuda, Kodungallur, Chottanikara, Mitrananda puram, Perumanam

Perumanam Presiding Deity Siva via Parvoor, Vaikkom

Mitrananda puram: Presiding Deity: Sri Vamanamoorthy. Only known temple for Sri Vamana. Near perfect temple architecture, chaitanya of deity attracts devotees. Location Perumballissery, Pootharakkal P.O., Cherpu, Thrissur DT PH 0487 3206693, www.othukuttu.org

Irinjalakuda: Koodal Manickyam: Presiding Deity: Bharata:

The Koodalmanickam temple is an ancient and historic one situated in Manavalassery village about 10 Kms. from Irinjalakuda Railway station ( 20 Km south of Thirissur). Lord Bharatha is the deity of the temple. The festival is held annually for 11 days in Medom (April-May).

Kulipini Theertham is a temple tank of large proportions purported to have been a YagnasalaKoodal Manickyam


Dhanwanthara Moorthy to ailing Devotees .There is a popular belief that the deity at Koodalmanikyam is a veritable Dhanwanthara moorthy. There are several stories about His curing sometimes even incurable diseases of faithful devotees.

“This temple has several unique features.  There is only one idol  for worship and there are no upa-devadas, not even the customary Vigneshwara, which is usually found in all temples. They are all conspicuous by their absense!!  That idol is the majestic  Chathurbahu Vishnu with Conch, Chakra, Gada and Japamala.”

www.koodalmanikyam.com, http://rajaputhran.sulekha.com/blog/post/2007/07/koodalmanikyam-temple-irinjalakuda.htm

Chottanikara: Presiding Deity: BHAGAVATHY: RajaRajeshwari

www.chottanikkarabhagavathy.org chottanikkara.png

Kodungallur: Presiding Deity : Bhagawathy:

Thiruvavanchkulam, now a suburb of Kodungallur was a center of great historic significance during the Chera period. Cheran Senguttuvan is said to have built the temple to Kannagi – a manifestation of Kaali or Kotravai or Durga, here (Silappadikaaram).

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