Trikkuratti Mahadevar Temple is located at Mannaar in Alappuzha District of Kerala, India. It is situated on the banks of the Pampa River and Manimala River. It is one among 108 Shiva temples built by Lord Parashurama.
About The Temple
It is believed that the gigantic temple compound wall was built by a troupe of Bhoothas (acquaintances of Lord Shiva) of Lord Paramashiva in one night. The antique wooden carving of the temple attracts lot of art lovers including foreigners. At a special gate on the east side of the temple, other religion members, in particular, Muslims, give offerings on a daily basis. This practice is centuries old and is considered to be a true example of religious harmony.
The West Nada (Parvathi) will be open for ten minutes during Shiva-rathri Nritham on Shiva-rathri day only. All other days during the year it remains closed. The major daily offering of the temple is called Sadha Kalasam. The sanctum sanctorum of the adjacent Vishnu temple is built in North Indian style of architecture.
The Trikkuratti Maha Shiva-rathri Festival attracts thousands of devotees. It is different from other temples due to its unique festivities. The main emphasis is for Sahasrakalasaabishekam, Shiva-rathri Nrutham and Maha Shiva-rathri Procession
The main daily offerings are Sathakalasam, Rudraabhishekam, Chathussatham, Mruthyunjaya homam, Kshira Dhara, Rudrasookthaarchana, Bhagyasookthaarchana, Mruthyunjaya Pushpanjali, Astotharaachana, Navagrahaarchana (at Vishnu Temple) and Noorum Palum (at Naga Raj Temple).
The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport.
The nearest railway stations are Thiruvalla, Chenganoor, Mavelikkara and Harippadh (each 9 kms from Mannaar).
Mannaar is situated midway between Thiruvalla and Mavelikkara on State highway 6 (Kayamkulam - Thiruvalla Road). Bus services are available from Thiruvalla, Chenganur, Harippadh to Mannaar.
Trikkuratti Mahadevar Seva Samithi,
Pin – 689 622.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For prosperity
- For peace
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 04:30 am to 07:30 pm.