Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple is positioned in Ettumanoor, Kottayam district in the state of Kerala, India. It is said that the statue of the temple was donated by a Travancore Maharaja. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to legend, an Asura called Khara got three Shivalingas from Lord Shiva himself. He took them with him to Kerala, holding one by his teeth and one each in his right and left hand.
- Distance (From Kottayam Railway Station): 11 Kms
- Visited From: Kottayam Railway Station
- Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
- Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
- Timings: 4 AM to 12.30 PM & 5 PM to 8 PM.
- Ezharaponnaana Ezhunallathu is the main festival celebrated for 10 days in the month of Feb- Mar.
At a distance of 11 Kms from Kottayam Railway Station, Mahadeva Temple located in Ettumanoor is one of the most celebrated Siva temples in Kerala. This is one of the popular tourist & pilgrimage sites to visit near Kottayam & Kochi.
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple offerings, Cost, Pooja details:
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple Darshan Timings:
|Days||Parts of the Day||Temple Darshan Timings/Schedule|
|Mon to Sun||Sreekovil Opening Timings||04:00|
|Mon to Sun||Morning Hours||04:00 to 12:00|
|Mon to Sun||Evening Hours||17:00 to 20:30|
|Mon to Sun||Temple Closing Timings Hours||20:30|
1) The darshan timings of the Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple might change during festivals and special days.
Get Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple Pooja Timings, Pooja Offerings, aarti timings and Prasad timings below :
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple Pooja Timings:
|Days||Temple Rituals||Temple Pooja Timings/Schedule|
|Mon to Sun||Opening of Sreekovil||04:00|
|Mon to Sun||Nirmalyam||04:00 to 04:30|
|Mon to Sun||Abhishekam||04:30 to 05:00|
|Mon to Sun||Madhavippalli Pooja (Usha Pooja)||05:30 to 06:00|
|Mon to Sun||Ethruthu Pooja||06:00 to 06:30|
|Mon to Sun||Pantheeradi Pooja||08:00 to 08:30|
|Mon to Sun||Dhaara, Navakom etc||10:00 to 10:30|
|Mon to Sun||Ucha Pooja||11:00 to 11:30|
|Mon to Sun||Ucha Sree Bali||11:30 to 12:00|
|Mon to Sun||Reopening of Sreekovil||17:00|
|Mon to Sun||Deeparadhana||18:30 to 19:00|
|Mon to Sun||Athaazha Pooja||19:30 to 20:00|
|Mon to Sun||Athaazha Sree Bali||20:00 to 20:30|
1) The Pooja timings of the Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple might change during festivals and special days.
Get Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple Abhishekam Timings & Schedule below:
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple Abhishekam Timings:
|Days||Abhishekam Pooja Details||Abhishekam Pooja Timings/Schedule|
|Mon to Sun||Abhishekam||04:30 to 05:00|
1) The Abhishekam timings of the Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple might change during festivals and special days.
For Devotee’s convenience, at Darshanbooking we have compiled a list that shows Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple Distance from various cities, Railway Stations and Nearby Airports :
Distance to Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple:
|S.No||Cities/Railway Stations/Airport||Distance (in Kms)|
|1||Distance from Cochin International Airport(COK) to Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple||98 Kms|
|2||Distance from Trivandrum International Airport to Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple||164 Kms|
|3||Distance from Ambalapuzha Railway Station to Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple||68 Kms|
|4||Distance from Konni Junction to Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple||91 Kms|
|4||Distance from Kottayam Railway Station to Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple||25 Kms|
|4||Distance from Vaikom Mahadeva Temple to Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple||15 Kms|
|4||Distance from Kadappattoor Mahadeva Temple to Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple||25 Kms|
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple, located in Kottayam district, is famous for its murals. The most famous of these beingthe painting of Nataraja (depiction of Lord Shiva as the cosmic dancer) in the gopuram (ornate temple tower). The temple is also renowned for the annual Ezharaponnana (the seven-and-a-half elephants finished in gold) Ezhunallathu (procession).
This temple is known for its exceptional murals and woodcarvings made in 16th century. The themes of these murals are stills from the Hindu epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata and the and Puranas.The oil lamp at the entrance of the temple is believed to have been lighted for more than 450 years and it is fed with oil by the devotees everyday. There are 14 decorative gopuras in the temple built in 16th century.
Another attraction of the temple is Ezhara Punnana (golden elephants) donated to the temple by Maharaja of Travancore. The golden elephants are kept on display during the temple annual festival celebrated in the month of February / March. Only Hindus are allowed into this temple.