The Vellattu puthur Sivan temple is located in a village known as Perintalmanna, in the district of Malapuram, Kerala, India. It is close to Guruvayoor Krishna temple, about an hour’s drive.
About the Temple
Astrological recordings found at the site show that the temple was consecrated by yogis over 1,500 years ago and the Shakti of Goddess Parvati is hidden in the Shiva Lingam. The recordings show that the deity should be worshipped as Lord Parama Shiva and that all those who worship at this temple will attain supreme bliss. Those who worship here attest to the intense power of the deity to cure mental disorders, ward off dangers, and bless devotees with a smooth run of life in the family.
About the deity
The presiding deity of this temple is Lord shiva, addressed as Vellattu puthur Sivan. Shakti is said to be a part of Lord Shiva. She is the yoga Sakthi of Lord Shiva. Lord Krishna is worshipped as the second main deity of this temple. Apart from Lord Parama Shiva the other deities of this temple include Venugopalamurthy (Lord Krishna), Lord Dakshinamurthy, Kirathamurthy and Sankaranarayana murthy.
Festivals and Rituals
Maha Shivaratri, Bhagavatam Sapthaham, Sree Thirumandham Bhagavathi Festival and Pradosham The main offering sof the temple include 101 Kudum dhara and 1001 Kudum dhara are the important offerings in this temple. 1001 kudum dhara is offered by people seeking respite from very heavy karma.
The Kodum Dhara is a special offering for Lord Siva in which sanctified water is poured on the Shiva Lingam. It is an elaborate vazhivadu/puja in which a huge pot (with a hole in it) is hung on top of the Shiva Lingam. 101 or 1001 pots of sanctified water (whatever has been sponsored) is poured into this pot. The kusha grass blocking the hole in the pot is removed one at a time depending on how much water the priests want to fall on the Lingam.
The water cools the Shiva Lingam and blesses participants with peace of mind, job security, good health, and find suitable partners for those who want to be married. In short, the Dhara brings Aiswarya or prosperity. It blesses sponsors so they can lead a peaceful and contented household life free from worries and troubles.
While the priests are chanting inside the sanctum, there is drummer beating the drums outside. He does it in a call and response fashion to the chanting of the priest inside the sanctum. The mantra Om Namah Shivaya is played through the music box making the Kodum Dhara a really powerful experience.
The Nearest Airport is Calicut International Airport(39 Km).
The Nearest Railway Stations are Angadippuram Railway Station(2 Km), Cherukara Railway Station(5 Km), Palakkad Railway Station(54 Km).
The temple is only an hour from Guruvayur temple. And also it is near to Defence Medical office in perintalmanna
Sree Vellat Puthur Sivakshethra Samrarakshana Samithi,
India 679 322
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Positive thinking
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.
07:30 am to 10:30 am and from 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm.