• Shiva

Kadappatoor Sree Mahadevan temple

The shrine is built in a place where Christians and Hindus live together. The stone idol of Shiva is beautifully etched out here. It is unique in its own way. The idol was discovered by a woodcutter on the banks of Meenachil river while he was cutting fire wood. Interestingly one of the trees fell on the river by itself and Lord Shiva came from that. Gradually a temple was formed with the effort of devotees. Initially the temple was built in a North Indian style. After a recent renovation in 2006, it was reconstructed in a pucca South Indian style.Lord Shiva is the ultimate power. To some, he is the destroyer, to a few he is a creator and preserver. He is depicted with Ganges on his jadamudi. History tells how the Ganges came to the earth from the heaven, losing half of its charm. The crescent moon on his hair shows how creative the nature is.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • To get rid of illness
  • To get spiritual fulfillment
Shlokas

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.

Timings

4 a.m. to 12 p.m. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Poojas are organized in frequent intervals according to the kaalam and neram

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