Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple Kottayam



Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple Kottayam is one of the oldest shrines in the city that was built about 5 centuries ago. It was constructed by a South Indian ruler named Thekkumkoor Maharajah.

Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple claims a special mention among the numerous tourist attractions of Kottayam, due to its rich architecture. The interior walls of this holy shrine are decorated with striking, colorful and enticing murals. This kind of elegant architecture is a typical feature of Kerala. The sanctum sanctorum or the innermost shrine of Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple is adorned with impressive images of epic characters from the Hindu mythology. These beautiful scenes draw the attention of tourists. Several cultural events are organized in Koothambalam, a building located within the premises of the Shiva temple.

Enshrined with the idol of Lord Shiva, Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple in Kottayam hosts a popular festival in the middle of March. The atmosphere of the festival gets charged with the captivating performances of Kathakali dancers and Velakali. The other attractions of the festival are the stunning performances of drummers and processions of ornately decorated elephants.

The prominent and convenient location of Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple in Kottayam has made it easily approachable from all part of Kerala. Tourists coming from other states of India can directly reach Kottayam by rail or road transportation services. Once in Kottayam people can take taxis, auto rickshaws and buses to arrive at the temple.

A large number of devotees and pilgrims from various parts of India visit Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple Kottayam as it is one of the significant religious tourist spot in Kerala.



Last Updated on 05 May 2011