Kalarickal Manikanda Swami temple is an ancient temple located in Thrikkodithanam village in Kottayam District, Kerala, India. Lord Siva is the main prathista (idol). The tomb of Kalarickal Gurunathan is also present in the temple. It is said that Karikal Gurunathan was a kalari (traditional kerala martial arts) expert and helped the king of Thrikkodithanam. It is believed that Gurunthan’s birthplace is Edappali, Kochi. Temple renovation is in progress and it attracts many devotees.
How to Reach Kottayam
The nearest air terminals are at Nedumbassery, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram are located at a distance of around 90 km and 160 km respectively, connecting the town with several important cities of the state as well as the country.
The Kottayam railway station is located within the town resolves the most vital issue of the travelers of how to reach Kottayam. It connects with various cities of Kerala as well as the country.
There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Kottayam.
Kalarickal Manikanda Swami Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Bring consciousness
- Free from ego
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.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.