Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple

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Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple is an ancient Shiva temple in Kottayam, Kerala.  The Temple was rebuilt in the present form in 1540 AD. Now the temple roofs are covered with copper sheets and it has 14 ornamental tops. Bhagavati, Sastha, Ganapathy and Yakshi are the subordinate deities.The idols of seven large elephants and one baby elephant in solid gold along a bunch of Arecanuts made of Gold were gifted by the Mahaharaja Karthika Thirunal to the Ettumanoor temple. Ettumanoor  Mahadeva Temple hosts the arattu festival celebrated on a grand scale on the Thiruvathira day in February–March every year. On the 8th and 10th day of the festival, seven and half elephants (in Malayalam: ezharaponnaana) will be held in front of the public. The Thulabharam is one of the important rituals of this temple. Many vedic names are associated with this temple and it is believed that Pandavas, Sage Vyasa and Religion ShriAdiShaankaracharya, devotee of Lord Shiva composed his Soundarya Lahari here.




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