Chengannur Mahadeva Temple Information – Popular Shiva Kshetram In Kerala
Chengannur Mahadeva Temple Images, Pooja Timing, Location
Chengannur mahadeva temple is an oldest hindu temple located at chengannur in alappuzha district.the temple dedicated to god shiva and also parvathy the consort of shiva,dravidan architecture can seen in the temple.the primary deity god shiva appearing in a posture linga and directed to the east position and parvathy (kannagi)directed to west at the same time.it is believed that perumthachan done the images for the temple,temple standing in a round figure foundation,other deities of the temple are ganapathy, nagaraja, neelagreevan, shastha etc.
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There is a small krishna temple is situated along with this temple. There are five daily poojas in the temple,three sarabalies for shiva and three for bhagavathy.the annual celebration is organize during the month december and january which ends with holy bath of 28th day.a unique festivals celebrated here for bhagavathy called thripputh that is the monthly mensuration of devi,during this period devi shift to another place.the annual thripputh arattu festival celebrated every year,commonly it appears in march,this is a mass festival,images of devi and shiva taken by elephants and go for the holy bath in river pamba,this process is known as arattu and they coming back to temple with following of panchavadyam,thalappoli that is taken by lady devotees.
- major festivals in the temple are flag hoisting on the thiruvathirai month of Dhanu and aaratu during the thiruvathirai month of makaram
This temple is one of the major mahadeva temples in kerala with consort devi.pooja timings are mentioned below temple opening 03:50 am, nada thurakkal 04:30, abhishekam 05:00 am to 05:30, ganapathi homam 05:30 Am, usha pooja 05:45 to 07:00 Am, sreebali 7 30 am, panthiradi Pooja 08:30 Am, mrithyunjaya homam 09:30 Am, navakam Kalasha Pooja 10:00 Am, ucha Pooja 11:00 Am,closing 11:30 am.Evening opening 05:00 Pm, deeparadhana 06:30 to 07:00 Pm, athazha Pooja 07:30 Pm, Sree Bali 08:00 Pm and then temple closes.
highly comfortable transportation facilities available from Chengannur Mahadeva temple to other places. chengannur railway station and ksrtc stand are very close to the temple.Address: SH 1, chengannur, Kerala 689121,Phone: 0479 245 0555