Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple Timings:
Morning: 5:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Evening: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
About Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple:
Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple is one of the most famous temples of Shiva in Kerala. It is thought that the consecration in the temples of Vaikom and Ettumanoor was accomplished at the same time as that of this temple, by the same person. There are also replicas of the Vaikom and Ettumanoor Shiva idols in the temple. It is therefore thought that the visit here is as good as that of the three Shiva temples (Vaikom, Ettumanoor and Thaliyil Mahadeva) the same day before noon. The temple is located next to the road Ernakulam-Ettumannor.
Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple History:
It was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Vadakkumkoor which was annexed to Travancore in 1754 by Marthanda Varma. The first Sandesha Kavyam in Malayalam called “Unnuneeli Sandesham” gives an idea of the history of the town. It is believed that the author was a member of one of the royal families of Travancore. The works describe in detail the great port of the city, although the sea is now several miles away and it has receded in the fourteenth century, probably after an earthquake or tsunami.
According to legend, Khara, asura of Ramayana, performed a strict penance for Lord Shiva. The impressed Lord appeared before Him and blessed Him with boon three Siva Lingas. Khara grabbed Lingas, one in each hand and the third in his mouth, and traveled across the sky to the south. On the way he was submerged by the weight of the lingas he was carrying and was therefore forced to go down and rest for a while. He placed the Linga in his right hand on the Earth while resting. When he resumed, he tried to eliminate the Linga, but all his efforts were in vain. He left the Linga in Vaikom and moved on. After traveling for a while, he installed the Linga in his left hand at Ettumanoor and the third at Kaduthuruthy, halfway between the two places. It is believed that one should have Darshan in these temples, which is very conducive.
Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple Dress Code:
Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple maintain a strict Dress Code for their devotees who visit the temple.
For Men: White Pancha, Dhoti without Shirt.
For Women: Saree with blouse, Punjabi Dress with Dupatta, Chudidhar with Dupatta and Half Saree.
How to reach Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple:
The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is just 63 KM from the Temple.
The nearest railway station is Kottayam which is 25 KM from the Temple.
Direct busus are available from Kottayam to the temple.
Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple Address:
Kerala – 686604.
Phone: 0484 237 0415