Uliyannur is small village located in Aluva Taluk in Ernakulum District of Kerala State in India. The village is famous for Mahadev Temple known as Uliyannur Sree Mahadev Temple or Uliyannur Madathilappan Mahadev Temple located at the bank of Periyar River. The temple dates back to 12th Century AD.
About The Temple
Uliyannur Mahadev temple was designed and constructed by Sri Uliyannur Perunthachan at a distance of about 20 metres from the old temple founded by Parashurama in BC 525. Lord Shiva’s idol faces the east and the Periyar River. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple has a circumference of 42 mts. The 68 wooden pillars in the temple signify 64 art forms and 4 Vedas. Temple has a wide prayer hall (namaskaramandapa). A big statue of Nandi faces the west. The idol of Goddess Parvathi also faces the west. Annapoorneshwari is the secondary deity here. Sri Madathillappan temple is situated towards the south of this temple. This temple has an idol of Swayambhu Ganapathi on its south. All these temples together make up the Uliyannur Mahadev temple complex. Uliyannur temple was build, adhering strictly to the traditional legacy.
About The Deity
The main god is Lord Shiva. But Goddess Parvathi is also worshipped here. Lord Shiva and Parvathi are worshipped simultaneously.
Cochin International Airport is located about 15 KM from Uliyannur.
Aluva Railway Station is located about 4 Km from Uliyannur.
Aluva is well connected to towns and cities of the district and Kerala State. One can reach Uliyannur temple through the Acquitted Bridge in NH-47 near Aluva Market.
Uliyannur Sree Mahadev Temple
Uliyannur, Aluva Taluk, Ernakulam District,
Kerala, India, Pincode – 683108.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
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 05:00 am to 10:00 am and from 05:00 pm to 07:30 pm.