Padanilam parabrahma murthy temple, shiva space without sanctum complex
Popular for the spectacular kettukazhcha event during mahasivarathri – padanilam parabrahma temple
A special form of lord shiva installed in the form of omakram, unique installation of lord shiva which is also same as in the deity of oachira. these two are the main parabrahma temples in kerala and is located adjacent to each other. padanilam parabrahma murthy is sandwiched between kayamkulam and pandalam. it places in a small and beautiful village. this kshethra is showing some ressemblaces with oachira parabrahma temple especially in the case of walls and roofs. because both these became unique by the absence of walls and roofs. padanilam parabrahma temple includes fifteen villages and are commonly known as fifteen kara.
Kettukazhcha is the main ceremony that occupying the colorful kettukazcha event. this is the mass festival in southern kerala and is became most spectacular by massive images of bulls indicating nandikesha. fifteen teritories of the temple are equally take part in the festival. most of the bulls more than 50 feet in size. these bulls are pulled by the villagers from their territory and then to the temple. there is not a particular idol for worship. the image of OM carved inn a stone and is placed under the tree. devotees got bhasma instead of sandal paste instead of other temples.
Fourty one days lasting mandala kala vrata is the spiritual days started from the first day of malayalam month vrichikam. vrata of 41 days completed in the compound of the temple by builting the huts and the devotees take part in bhajana. this is actually a worship to lord shiva for fulfill the wishes of devotees.
It will very easy to locate the destination by buses and frequent bus services are available from pandalam and mavelikkara
Mavelikkara, kayamkulam and chengannur are the closest railway stations
Trivandrum international airport is the only airport that located within the easily accessible distance