Siva & Venugopalamurthy (Lord Krishna)
Sree Thirumandham Bhagavathi Festival
/ Main offerings:
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
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.
The Upa devatas in this temple are Dakshinamurthy, Kirathamurthy and
Sankaranarayana murthy. Lord Krishna is worshipped as the second main
deity of this temple.
Sree Vellat Puthur Sivakshethra Samrarakshana Samithi,
Kerala, India 679 322
7.30-10.30 a.m. (I.S.T)
5.30-7.30 p.m. (I.S.T)
temple is only an hour from Guruvayur temple.
And also it is near to Defence Medical office in perintalmanna