Thirumandhamkunnu Temple is one among the earliest and prominent Mahakshethras of Kerala. Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathy, this shrine is located at Angadippuram in Perinthalmanna, which is located in Malappuram district of Kerala. The temple is positioned on the top of a small hill and boasts of divine and magnificent exteriors. The main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva. It is assumed that the three holy figures Parvathy, Parameswaran and Durga always exist in the Shiva Lingam of the temple. Sree Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Devaswam takes care of all activities at this temple. Various poojas are performed in the premises of the temple that please the solitude of the devotees. A six feet sculpture of a Rurujit, a Devi who conquered Ruru and Asura, built with wooden in a sitting posture, ornamented with sparkling jewellery is also worshipped here. Other than this, idols of the Kshetrapala and Sreemoolasthanam, Nagas, Bala Ganapathi and Brahmarakshas have also been established in the temple. The beautifully structured Thirumanthamkunnu temple is a fine example of the rich art of that era. It has an established Shiva Lingam that is considered to possess all the divine powers.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For marital bliss
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.