Friday, January 31, 2020

Thiruvairanikulam Mahadev Temple

Thiruvairanikulam Mahadev Temple is one of the most popular and sacred temples in Kerala. It is located near the banks of the river Periyar near Kalady. The main deity of the temple is Lord Mahadev. It is believed that unmarried people will be blessed and will soon get married. The speciality of the temple is that the sanctum sanctorum of Goddess Parvathy only open for twelve days in a year because of the popular temple folklore. According to the folklore, Goddess Parvathi herself used to make the food that was used to offer the Lord Shiva but nobody was allowed to enter her temple while she made the food. But one devotee couldn’t resist and peeped through a window to see Goddess Parvathi making food. She saw the man and got very angry at him. She said her temple door will never be opened in the future because of what he had done. But all the other devotees were overwhelmed and cried in front of her. Upon their requests, Goddess Parvathi, still angry, said in a year, 12 days her temple will be opened. This is the reason why her Sanctum Sanctorum is opened only for 12 days every year even now. This is called ‘Nadathurappu’ festival which literally means the ‘opening of the Sanctum Sanctorum’. There will be a huge crowd during this time of the year in the festival. Good parking facilities are available and there will be volunteers everywhere in the temple premises.  
Temple Timings
All Days:
4:30 AM to 11:00 AM
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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