Surya temple at adithyapuram kottayam – the rare worship to god sun
Surya temple at adithyapuram dedicate to sun, god among the gods
Surya temple at adithyapuram is a very popular sun temple in kottayam district, and also it is one of the rare sun temples in india. Sun is a universal truth,according to hindu mythology sun has an importance as all god. adithyapuram surya temple is the only temple worship to sun as principal deity located in Iravimangalam near Kaduthuruthy in Kottayam district.The first and last Sundays of the zodiacs Scorpio (November- December) and Aries (April – May) are considered auspicious.
The important fact is the absence of installation of nine planets.the sreekovil in circular shape.the idol is facing towards western position in the meditative form which is made up with a special stone to absorb oil,except the principal deity devi,shastha and yakshi are the sub deities in the temple,The Gayatri Mantra is associated with Surya (Savitr). The mantra’s earliest appearance is in the hymn of the Rigveda.
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The last Sundays of Malayalam months ‘Vrishchikam’ (October and November) and ‘Medam’ (May and June) are considered to be the most propitious days.the thiru-ulsavam conducted in medam is the important annual fest hosts here.The temple built in a complete kerala style of architecture.Main poojas are adithya pooja for curing eye and skin related deceases, udayasthamana pooja and enna abhishekam etc people reach this temple to attain good health and curing diseases the main offerings for best health are ada nivedyam and raktha chandana samarppanam done by the devotee.Morning rituals start 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM (the first puja time is as per local sunrise time) Evening rituals from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Kadathuruthy railway station is near to temple with distance 9 km.The temple is just four km from Kuruppanthara in Ettumanoor-Vaikom Road. Kottayam railway station is about 26 km and Cochin International Airport is about 47 km away.contact details are Address: Eravimangalam Temple Road, Eravimangalam P.O Muttuchira,Kaduthuruthy, Kottayam, Kerala 686613 Phone: 04829 283 112