Lord Shiva Temples in Idukki District, Kerala

The hill and valley district of Idukki in the state of Kerala in south India is blessed with few Lord Shiva temples scattered in this region. It is to be noted that the district is a Hindu dominated area.

In the district headquarter of Idukki is located the Mahadevar temple that marks with special puja and rituals on the auspicious day of Shivarathri. In the taluk of Thodupuzha are located Kalluvattam Siva temple and Thalamattom Shiva Temple.

In the town of Kanjiramattam is located Sri Mahadeva temple. According to the historian and local legends, this particular temple is built by Vadakumkoor Raja. during the Malayalam month of Kumbham, on the Thiruvathira star day, with the araattu falling, 8 days festival is celebrated in a grand manner. Daily, three poojas are performed by the head priest. It is situated just one and half kilometer away from Thodupuzha.

Shiva temples are located in the high range of place known as Mundakayam, Chotti, Adimali and Santhigiri. In the border village named Bodinayakkanur is situated between Kerala and Tamil Nadu border is located Poopara Sivan Temple. Other popular places where Lord Shiva temple located are Karikkodu Annamala Natharu Devaswam, Sree Mahadevar Temple near Palai, Mahadeva Temple near Kanhiramatram and Pushpakandam Siva Temple near Nedumkandam.

Devotees and pilgrims visit these Lord Shiva temples on all the auspicious and religious important days related to Lord Shiva. They perform special pujas, rituals and homams in these temples. Most of these temples are buit according to the Kerala style of Hindu temple architecture.

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