Kaduthuruthy Shiva Temple, Chottanikkara, Kerala

Kaduthuruthy Shiva Temple, Chottanikkara

Location: Sited in a picturesque village of Kerala, Chottanikkara on the periphery of Kochi, Kaduthuruthy Shiva Temple is a renowned religious destination.

Description: Also known by the name Thali Temple, the Kaduthuruthy Shiva Temple is one of the most important Shiva temples of Kerala. This temple is positioned at the milieu of the attractive Vembanad Lake and is hovering on a small hill. The idol of Shiva is believed to be put here by Kharasura (Khara demon) and it is among the three idols which he worshipped. The Shiva lingam in this shrine is facing towards the east. The chamber and the porch of the temple have several wood carvings, portraying the anecdote of Lord Shiva. The legendary tale ‘Karthaveerarjuneeyam' has been illustrated in carvings which stands proof of the amazing architectural sophistication of medieval Kerala. The idols of many other gods, such as Ganapathy and Durga, are also positioned in small memorials all around the temple.

Activities: It is believed that if someone visits this temple for 12 consecutive days, he or she can get lord’s blessings for a lifetime. The glory of this temple is at its acme during Makam Thozhal and Navratri, when innumerable believers come here to take the blessings of deity.

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