• Shiva

Perumattom Mahadeva Temple

Overview


Areekara is a small agricultural village North of Kottayam District, Kerala, India. It is connected by Road to Veliyannoor,Puthuvely,Uzhavoor and Ramapuram. There is an Upper Primary School, Catholic Church and Hindu Temple. The village is primarily agricultural with no business or industrial locations. Many people from Areekara live in Gulf and Western countries and that is one of the major sources of incomes of the village.

Festivals


Perumattom Mahadeva Temple is an auspicious place of worship of Lord Mahadeva. Mahashivaratri is celebrated on a large scale. Other important festival is "Thiruathira" in the Malayalam month of "Dhanu". Every month Pradosham is a very important day for worship.

Accessibility

Railways

The Kottayam railway station 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.

Road

There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Kottayam.

Temple Address


Perumattom Mahadeva Temple,
Veliyannoor, Areekara,
Kerala.

Significance

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

  • Longevity
  • Knowledge
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

The temple is open from 06:00 am to 09:00 pm

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