Sreevallabha temple thiruvalla timings,location,offerings etc
Sreevallabha kshethram thiruvalla – Lord Sreevallabha temple kerala
Sreevallabha temple is an ancient hindu temple situated at thiruvalla,pathanamthitta,the principal deity Vishnu is enshrined in purusha posture and second deity is sudarsanamoorthy. the unique specialty of this temple is playing kathakali in all days during night in the theaters that is an offering to god purusha.the deity vishnu appears in five forms during the pooja times from morning to noon.The main four offerings are paala namaskaaram, kathakali, pantheerayiram and kesadipaadam garland.
Thiru ulsavam and uthra sreebali are the two main festivals celebrated here,thiru ulsavam is conducting on February and march that appears kumbham in malayalam calendar,start with flag raising called kodiyett,there are many offerings along with it and it ends with holy bath.the second important festival is uthra sreebali in meenam(april),three goddesses coming from the temples Aalumthuruthy, Padappattu and Karunaattu kaavu where temple festival starts on the same day in the month of Meenam,the northern gate only open that time to welcoming these goddesses ashtapadi played and sreebali is done.
Temple functions from morning 4 a.m. to noon 12 p.m. and evening 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Timings of major events are as follows. Morning 04.00 a.m :Palli unarthal/awakening the deity. 04.30 a.m :Nirmalya Darsanam/viewing the deity in the before day’s gesture,05.00 a.m:Abhishekam/holy bath,06.00 a.m:Malar nivedyam,06.30 a.m:First pooja or Usha pooja followed by Nivedyam,08.00 a.m:First Sreebali (procession outside),09.00 a.m :Pantheeradi pooja or fourth pooja,10.45 a.m:Ucha pooja or third pooja with Nivedyam,11.30 a.m :Ucha Sreebali,12.00 p.m:Temple closes 05.00 p.m:Temple opens,06.30 p.m. :Deepa Araadhana 07.00 p.m.:Fourth pooja 07.30 p.m. :Athazha pooja or fifth pooja with Nivedyam 08.00 p.m. :Third Sreebali and temple closes.
Situated 750 meters south to Ramapuram vegetable market and 500 metres south to Kavumbhagom junction on Thiruvalla-Ambalappuzha state highway (SH-12), Sreevallabha temple is just 2.5 km away from thiruvalla railway station and 2 km from KSRTC bus stand.both KSRTC and private bus services are available frequently. Auto-taxi services are also available