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Sree Mahadevar Temple Chittukulam / Thrichattukulam, Alappuzha

The temple of Thrichattukulam Mahadeva is a temple of Lord Sivan located at the junction of Trichattukulam. It is close to NSS High School on Cherthala Arookkutty Road. The place is 21 kilometers from Cherthala and 4.5 kilometers from Arookkutty. It is near Panavally in Alappuzha district. The famous Lake Vembanad runs through this beautiful city. The world tourist destination Kumarakom is jusa, 10 km from here.

About Sree Mahadevar Temple Deity:

The main deity of this temple is Lord Shiva, known as Thrichattukulam Mahadeva. There are sanctuaries for other deities established in the temple, such as Sree Ganapathy, Sree Mahamaya and Sree Nagayakshiyamma. A Naga Yakshi prathishta is present in the northeast corner of Valiyambalam.

About Sree Mahadevar Temple Deity:

Previously, this temple was under the management of Nampoothiris. Later, the temple was administered by a family of warriors and continued to be maintained by them for a long time. Finally, it was under the command of the Kingdom of Venad. It is now one of the main temples of Mahadeva administered by Travancore Devaswom’s board of directors. Five poojas and three sheevelis are celebrated each day. Locally, Lord Thrichattukulathappan is known as Vaduthalayesan.

The temple faces east. In front of the copper dwaja, a big anakkottil is present. The eastern tower (gopuram) is small and simple. Wooden sculptures adorn the balikkalppura and namaskaramandapam. Shiva’s lingam is covered with a Thirumukham. The presence of Lord Mahadeva is felt by the faithful who stand in front of Sreekovil. The sanctuaries of Ganapathy and Bhagavathy are present in the nalambalam. The idol of Bhagavathy was created in 1978. The rectangular sreekovil of Shiva consists of two floors with a roof covered with copper.

The temple pond is present at the north side of eastern gopuram.

Sree Mahadevar Temple Chittukulam

Sree Mahadevar Temple Festivals:

The yearly festival is makara bharani utsavam held in Makaram, in the months of .January- February. Customary arts, music and dance are performed through this period. The festivity concludes with Arattu. The utsava murti of the divinity is taken out of the temple for ceremonial dip on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual. Few other significant days are Shivarathri, Thiruvathira, Mondays and Pradosha.
The annual festival is the makara bharani utsavam which is celebrated in Makaram between January and February. The usual arts, music and dance are made through this period. The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti deity came out of the temple for the ceremonial bath on the last day. Caged elephants and melam are part of the ritual. Shivarathri, Thiruvathira, Monday and Pradosha are some other important days.

Sree Mahadevar Temple Prasadam:

The main offer is Vedi vazhipadu, especially the Gopurathinkal veop. Apart from this, Ksheera Dhara, Pinvilakku and Rudrabhishekam are other important offers.

How to Reach the Temple:

By Train:

You can get to the city by taking a train on the railway from Cochin to Alleppey. The station is called Sherthalai The four-lane NH 47 runs through the city.

By Road:

The Cherthala town can be reached by road from Cochin which is 36 km.
from Vaikom 15 km.
from Kottayam 30 km.
from Alleppey 22 km.

By Air:

The nearest airport to Sree Mahadevar Temple is Cochin International Airport which is about 50 kilometers.

Thrichatukulam Mahadeva Temple,
Kerala 688535