Mahadeva Temple Kerala

Mahadeva Temple Kerala

The name of the Vaikom Mahadev temple also comes in Kerala's most famous Shiva temple. This magnificent temple dedicated to Lord Shiva enhances the state's religious splendor with other two Shiva temples (Attuumanur Shiva Temple and Kaduthuruthu Thaliyal Mahadev Temple). These three temples of Mahadev together form a powerful group. It is believed that before worshiping 'Ucha Pooja', if the devotee worships Lord Shiva in these three temples, all his desires are fulfilled. The Vaikom Mahadev Temple is one of those special temples of south India which is considered important for both Shaiva and Vaishnava followers. In this special article, know how special this temple is for you in religious tourism. Shivaling associated with Treta era.

Shivaling associated with Treta era

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Overview

The name of the Vaikom Mahadev temple also comes in Kerala's most famous Shiva temple. This magnificent temple dedicated to Lord Shiva enhances the state's religious splendor with other two Shiva temples (Attuumanur Shiva Temple and Kaduthuruthu Thaliyal Mahadev Temple). These three temples of Mahadev together form a powerful group. It is believed that before worshiping 'Ucha Pooja', if the devotee worships Lord Shiva in these three temples, all his desires are fulfilled. The Vaikom Mahadev Temple is one of those special temples of south India which is considered important for both Shaiva and Vaishnava followers. In this special article, know how special this temple is for you in religious tourism. Shivaling associated with Treta era.

Shivaling associated with Treta era

Vaikom Mahadeva is also known as Vaakathappan. According to the information, Shiva Linga, who is situated in this temple, belongs to the Treta era. Which is counted among the oldest temples of Kerala. Since then the worship of Lord Shiva has started since then, there has not been a single stop since then. The deep faith of Hindus is linked to this temple. Special events are held here on special occasions. Many pilgrims and pilgrims come here to visit this ancient temple of Kerala. Lord Shiva is worshiped here with traditional customs. This temple is one of the principal Shiva temples of Kerala, which is counted with the Atamnur Mahadev Temple, Kaduthruthi Mahadev Temple, Chengannur Mahadev Temple, Ernakulam Shiv Temple and Shiva temples etc.

Vaikom Mahadeva is also known as Vaakathappan. According to the information, Shiva Linga, who is situated in this temple, belongs to the Treta era. Which is counted among the oldest temples of Kerala. Since then the worship of Lord Shiva has started since then, there has not been a single stop since then. The deep faith of Hindus is linked to this temple. Special events are held here on special occasions. Many pilgrims and pilgrims come here to visit this ancient temple of Kerala. Lord Shiva is worshiped here with traditional customs. This temple is one of the principal Shiva temples of Kerala, which is counted with the Atamnur Mahadev Temple, Kaduthruthi Mahadev Temple, Chengannur Mahadev Temple, Ernakulam Shiv Temple and Shiva temples etc.

Religious Affiliation

It is believed that the Shivling which was kept in right hand by Kharasur is worshiped in Waikom. Shivaling kept in the left hand is done at the temple of Kathuthuruthi in Atmunnur and on the neck, the Shivlinga is worshiped. The distance between the three temples is less than the other. It is believed that in one day the Darshan of these three Shivlingas is similar to that of Kailash Shiva Darshan. Kailash is the real residence of Lord Shiva. It is believed that the Dakshchik - Krishna Paksha - Lord Shiva Jagat, with the knowledge of Lord Parvati, approached Maharshi Vyarpradhe on the day of Ashtami and said that this place will be known today as Khagrapadpur, after which there is interaction with Lord Shiva Mata Parvati. went. It is believed that the world-famous Vaaktashtami and all associated sacred festivals are still celebrated on the occasion of Chakravik-Krishna Paksh-Ashtami.

Vichom Ashtami 

Vichom Ashtami is the main festival to be celebrated at Vaikom Mahadev Temple. Which is held between November-December. The exact date of the festival is determined according to the Malayalam calendar. Venkateshmi is celebrated on the day of Krishna Ashtami. The legend behind this festival is that many years ago, Maharishi Vyarpad had meditated Lord Shiva for many years after which Bholenath had appeared to him. Lord Shiva Krishna appeared before them on the day of Ashtami. Therefore, Vichom Ashtami is celebrated in memory of Lord Shiva's arrival. This festival lasts for 12 days, on the last day, oakatashtami is celebrated.

Temple structure

One of the largest temples in Kerala, Vaikom Mahadev temple complex spread over eight acres of land. The temple complex has been leveled from the river sand. Towers have been constructed in large walls and four corners for the security of the premises. The walls and pillars here are very strong. The womb house here is also very attractive, which is perfectly constructed using stone.

How to enter

You can reach Vaikom Temple through all three routes. Here is the nearest airport Kochi Airport. You can take the support of the Wycom railway station for the railway route. If you want, you can reach here by road. Vaikom is connected to many big cities of South India with better road routes.