OTTASHEGHARAMANGALAM MAHADEVAN

Prathishta / Presiding Deity : Siva
Upadevatha / Sub Deities : Vishnu, Sastha, Ganapathy, Naga, Devayakshi
District: Trivandrum
Thaluk: Neyyattinkara
Panchayath: Vellarada
Thanthri: Neduvilaakath Madom
Trustee: Travancore Devaswom Board


This temple has three Sreekovil, one is dedicated to Siva which is founded by Khara Maharshi and the other fonded by the priest as siva in Yoga. The third one is dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu. Sub deities arer Sastha, Ganapathy, Naga, Devayakshi in this temple. It is very rare to see the SaptaMaathru, which locates here in the pillers.

The rarest temple which has two Mahadeva Prathishtas in two shrines and Mahavishnu in another shrine in one Nalambalam. Also the temple has three Dhwajas. The legend says Khara Maharshi had done the Prathishta as single Idol of Sree Mahadeva, giving the place the name Ottasekharamangalam-meaning place where single Siva exists. The divine power of the Idol was so high that even a bird couldnt fly over the Shrine. So after years,the Idol was divided into two-Thekkedam and Vadakkedam and the Thekkedam is the Moola Sthana.

Important Festivals



Sivarathri, Aadi Chowa & Thiruvathira in Dhanu are important days here.



Main offerings



All Thiruvathiras, Prathosha Vrutham, Aayilya Pooja, Mandala Pooja, Vishu, Niraputhari, Thiruvonam, Navarathri, Makaravilakku, Aayilyam in Thulam, Thrikkaarthika are important here. Devotees offer Paayasam & Dhara

Pooja Timings



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Address



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How to reach



Situated besides Chittaar river in Vellarada Panchayath of Neyyattinkara Thaluk. 30 Kms from Trivandrum via Kaattakada & 15 Kms from Neyyattinkara via Vellarada.

Temple Photo Gallery



Ottasekharamangalam Mahadeva Temple

Additional Information



This is the one & first –3 flags- temple under Travancore Devassom.