Chengannur Mahadeva Temple:
A well-known Hindu temple to Shiva, Chengannur Mahadeva Temple (also known as Bhagavathy Temple), is situated in the town of Chengannur in the South Indian state of Kerala. The temple is one of Kerala’s most important Shiva temples.
The Chengannur temple is regarded as one of Kerala’s principal Bhagavathy temples. When Bhagavathy menstruates irregularly, the temple observes a rare celebration called Thripputhu, during which the temple is shuttered for three days. Three Sarabalies for Shiva and three for Bhagavathy are performed everyday in the temple. Thazhaman performs acts of tantric adoration. The 28-day annual event is observed during the months of December and January.
Legend of Chengannur Mahadeva Temple:
According to Hindu mythology, Bhagavathy is revered as Kerala’s patron deity and the people’s protector. Parvathi, Shiva’s consort, is thought to have travelled here after getting married to him in the Himalayas. For 28 days, Parvathi had her monthly cycle. Hence, Bhagavathy is regarded as a reincarnation of Sati, whose Kamakhya Temple was destroyed in the North.Another version of the same myth claims that after the marriage, Shiva and Parvathi visited the sage Agasthya, who was unable to witness the holy union of Shiva and Parvathi. Parvathi waited 28 days to offer the guru darshan because she was in the middle of her period.
Architecture of Chengannur Mahadeva Temple:
The temple is situated right in the middle of Chengannur, not far from the Pamba River, which flows in an easterly direction. One of the 32 Namboothri villages in Kerala is Chengannur. The village’s deity is thought to be Mahadeva. Mahadeva, the presiding god, is depicted as a lingam facing east, while Bhagavathy, his consort, stands just behind him facing west.A golden flagstaff and a temple tower constructed in the Keralan style, both of which are axial to the main shrine, are used to enter the temple. The second precinct of the temple contains shrines for Sastha and Neela Greevan, while the first precinct contains an image of Ganapathy. An alloy of five metals called panchaloha is used to create the image of Bhagavathy. The image is thought to have been presented to the temple by Perumachuten.
Chengannur Mahadeva Temple Festival 2023:
- Main Festival (Varshikotsav)
- Thulasamkrama Neyyattu (Ghee Abhishekam)
- Chitra Pournami
Chengannur Mahadeva temple official website : https://www.chengannurtemple.com/
Chengannur Mahadeva Temple timings:
Temple opens from Morning 4.30am – 11.00 am and Evening 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Ravile Palli Unarthal – 03:50 Am
Nadathurakkal – 04:30 Am
Abhishekam – 05:00 to 05:30 Am
Ganapathi Homam – 05:30 Am
Usha pooja – 05:45 to 07:00 Am
Sree Bali – 07:30 Am
Panthiradi Pooja – 08:30 Am
Mrithyunjaya Homam – 09:30 Am
Navakam Kalasha Pooja – 10:00 Am
Ucha Pooja – 11:00 Am
Nada Adakunna Samayam – 11:30 Am
Vaaikittu Nada Thurakunna Samayam – 05:00 Pm
Deeparadhana – 06:30 to 07:00 Pm
Athazha Pooja – 07:30 Pm
Sree Bali(Nada Adakkunu) – 08:00 Pm
Chengannur Temple Location:
chengannur mahadeva temple
PIN – 689121
Other Temples near to chengannur mahadeva temple:
- Kunnathumala Mahadeva Temple
- Aranmula Sreekrishna Temple
- Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple
- Puliyoor Sreekrishna Temple
- Thiruvanvandoor Sreekrishna Temple
- Thrichitat Sreekrishna Temple
- Chakkulathukavu Devi Temple
- Thiruvalla Sreevallabhaswami Temple
- Sasthamkulangara (Chathankulangara) Temple
How to reach chengannur mahadeva temple:
Through air: The closest airport to Chengannur is Cochin International Airport in Nedumbassery. Around 119 miles away is Trivandrum International Airport.
Through Road: In the Alappuzha District, Chengannur Bus Stop is a significant KSTRC bus stop. The distance to Chengannur Mahadeva Temple is one kilometre. From Aranmula, Thiruvalla (10 km), Pandalam, Pathanamthitta, and Trivandrum, there are frequent bus services.
Through Rail: Three railway stations are close by: Changanassery is around 18 km away, Thiruvalla is about 2 km, and Chengannur is about 2 km.
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