Wednesday, September 24, 2008


New Temple Package- Alathiyur-Kadampuzha- Dated 1st october 2008

H = Humility (Serenity and Simplicity) A = Administration (Truth and Ethics)N = Nobility (Sincerity and Loyalty)U = Understanding (Knowledge and Respect)M = Mindful (Kindness and Compassion)A = Accomplishment (Strength and Determination)N = Nishkama-karma (Selfless Service to All)
The Hanuman Temple is located at Alathiyur 12 km from Tirur in the Malappuram district of Kerala. According to legend, the Purumthrikkovil idol of Hanuman was consecrated by Sage Vasastha 3000 years ago in 1000 BC. Over the years the custodians of the temple were Alathiur Grama Namboodiri, Sri Vittath Raja, and the Zamorin Raja of Korikode
Legend related to Alathur Hanuman Temple
Even though the main deity of the temple is Sri Rama this temple is famous and known as a Hanuman temple. Sage Vasatha installed the temple at the place where Sri Rama gives instructions to Sri Hanuman before his going to Lanka in search of Sita. The idol of Hanuman is adjacent to the main temple of Sree Rama. Sree Hanuman stands leaning forward as if to hear his master’s words with a club in his hand. The temple of Sri Lakshmanan is situated a few metres outside the main temple. It is believed Sri Lakshmanan was keeping away allowing Sri Rama and Hanuman to talk confidentially. Here there is a platform commemorating Sri Hanuman’s jump over to Lanka over the sea. In one end of the platform there is a Long Granite stone (Symbolizes the Sea) where devotees run on the platform and jump over the long Granite Stone. It is said that doing this jump in this temple brings great luck, health, long life, and wealth to all who perform this jump. Sri Hanuman of Alathiyur not only eliminates all mental agonies and fear of his devotees but fulfils all their desires.
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The Padinjarepattu Mana of Thiruvegapura is a very ancient Nambudiri Illam (House). They are famous astrologers, experts in Vettila Jyothisham - prediction using betel leaves and Poojas and Homams .From the distant past they are all Upasakas of Lord Vettekkaran. The mana is situated near the bank of Thutha puzha, (River Thutha) surrounded with small hills and green forests, 5 Kilometer away on Valanchery Pattambi Road in Palakkad district The name of the Bust stop is "Ambala Nada" ( The Temple gate of Thiruvegapur Siva Temple).The nearest railway station is at Kuttippuram and Airport is Calicut.The nearest Towns are Valanchery and Pattambi. Thousands of devotees are coming every year to worship Lord Vettekkaran Temple inside this Mana.
During the 14 year stay of Pandavas in the forest, As advised by Veda Vyasa , Arjuna went to Himalays to practice austerities for the purpose of getting new weapons from the Devas. On his way he met his father Indra. Indra advised him to do penance unto Siva. Arjuna did penance to obtain grace of Siva.
Siva under the guise of a hunter (Kirathan) and accompanied by his divine Spouse Umadevi, entered the forest in pursuit of game. The chase grew fast and furious, and presently a wild boar started charging Arjuna, who shoot an arrow into it with his Gandiva at this same moment that the Hunter Siva transfixed it with a shaft from Pinaka, his bow.
Arjuna shouted in loud voice " who are you?. Why are you ranging in this forest with your wife?. How dare you shoot at the game I had aimed at?"
The Hunter replied as though in contempt. "This forest, full of game, belongs to us, who live on it. You do not look tough enough to be a forester; your limbs and bearing bespeak a soft luxurious life it is rather for me to ask what are you doing here". He also added that it was his shaft that had killed the boar and that, if Arjuna thought differently, he was welcome to fight about it.
Nothing could please Arjuna better. He jumped up and showered snake-like arrows at Siva. To his amazement, they seemed to have no effect on the hunter and fell back hurt less like storm driven rain from a mountain peak. When he had no more arrows, he started to strike Siva with his bow, but the hunter seemed not to heed it and wrenched with ease the bow out of Arjuna's hand and burst into laugher. Arjuna, who had been disarmed with humiliating ease by one who seemed an ordinary hunter of the forest, was struck with amazement, almost amounting to doubt, but nothing daunted, he drew his s word and continued the combat. The sword was shivered to pieces on the hunter's adamantine frame. There was now nothing to do but to grapple with the formidable un known; but here again he was out matched. The hunter caught him in an iron clasp so close that Arjuna was quite helpless.
Worsted and over mastered, Arjuna humbly sought divine and meditated an Siva, and as he did so, a light broke on his trouble mind, and at once he knew who the hunter really was.
He fell at the feet of the lord and in a broken voice of repentance and adoration, he prayed for forgiveness. "I forgive you" said Siva smilingly and gave him back Gandiva, as well as the other weapons, of which he had been deprived. He also bestowed on Arjuna the marvelous Pauspata weapon
Arjuna's body, battered in this unequal combat, was made whole and perfect by the divine touch if the three eyed god and became a hundred fold stronger and more brilliant than before
Thiruvanaya Navamukunda Temple, near Ponnani in Malappuram district is situated on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha.
Holding immense historical importance, this is the place where 'Mamangam', a grand assembly of the rulers of Kerala was held here once every 12 years, in olden times.
This extravagant festival was held for the last time in 1755 AD. Today, Thirunavaya temple is also a famous pilgrim centre.
The ten-day annual festival at the Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple, dedicated to Navamukunda (Lord Vishnu), begins with Kodiyettam and concludes with Arattu. The last three days are the most auspicious..
Kadampuzha Bhagavathi Temple
Kadampuzha literally should mean Kadam river. The fact is otherwise; there is no river at all. The deity here is goddess Durga, who, it is believed possesses immense curative and rewarding powers. Besides thousands of pilgrims coming daily to seek blessings, hundreds of new vehicles too come here to seek blessings to ward off mishaps during their life in the roads. The idol placed in the sanctum santorum, below several stairs, is small and always flower covered.
The temple has a guest house for the convenience of devotees coming from far away places. There is a dormitory for which the charge is very nominal, Rs 20. There are ten double rooms (Rs 200), 6 deluxe rooms (Rs 350) and 2 suites (Rs 500).
Though the temple is very famous all over Kerala, there is no major festival. The only festival, if it is a festival, is on Karthika day of Malayalam month Vrichikam (November-December). During this day there is Annadhanam (food gifting) to over 10000 devotees.
aruda Temple:Located at Taripangode in Chamravattom Road. This is the only temple in India dedicated to Garuda, the carrier of Vishnu. The temple set in picturesque surroundings also accommodates a rare shrine in which Vishnu is worshipped in his Koorma (tortoise) avatar positure. The temple is ornated by golden snakes around it, presenting an impressive sight.

Navamukundan TempleLocated at Thirunavaya. This 6000-year old temple is known as Kashi of the South. The deity of the temple, on the banks of Bharatapuzha, is Lord Vishnu. It is very famous and popular for the performance of last rites for the departed. The temple became ideal for the rites as Bharatapuzha flows over the temple steps, making it very convenient to flow the rites’ remains in the water. The exquisite sculptures carved around sanctum sanctorum are splendid. Ten avatars of Lord Vishnu are carved on the top row against the wall as below the slopped roof. Just below the row sculptures depicting Lord Shiva, in his kirata (tribal) avatar, blessing Arjuna with Pashupati Astra neatly placed.
There is a structure left side of the gate which was built for the Samuthiri (Zamorin) kings to watch the cultural mega event called Mamankam once in every 12-year on the sprawling banks of Bharatapuzha. The Mamankam was originally initiated at Ponnani port as a trade fair. The event used to witness by all the rulers under Samuthiri. The people of Malappuram insist that the Mamankam was originated by a Valluvanad king who ruled that region and the Samuthiri was in fact wresting the right to conduct it. The rivalry between the two was a historical fact. There is a stage called Nilapadu Thara where the Samuthiri used to sit. His soldiers used to position around him. Valluvanadu king on his part will send his soldiers to challenge Samuthiri. The fight always was a losing one to the king. To humiliate the king, bodies of the soldiers were dumped into a well nearby. When the well overfilled with corpses an elephant was ordered to foot them down. Today this notorious well is known as Mani Kinar (Kinar in Malayalam means Well). The remains of Nilapadu Thara is reduced to a slab of stone which too is not noticeable as the weeds rest on it.

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