Prathishta / Presiding Deity : Sri Vishnu Maya Kuttichathan Swami
Upadevatha / Sub Deities : Bhuvaneswari, Bhadrakali, Upasana Muthappan, Veerabhadran, Malavaaramoorthi, Nagarakshas
District: Thrissur
Thaluk: Thrissur
Panchayath: Cherpu
Thanthri: Moothedath Sukumaran Namboothiri (Former Sabarimala Mel Santhi)
Trustee: Madathipathi : Unni Padmanabhan Swani, Karanayil Madom

Karanayil Madom is a famous temple located in a beautiful village called Ettumana in Thrissur District. Dedicated to Vishnumaya Chathan Swami, the temple is noted for its religious rites and pujas. Kovinda Muthappa, son of Keshunni Vaidyar, Karanayil Madom had meditated for years and years and he was granted the vision of Chathan Swami, in the form of a supreme brilliance, as an embodiment of spiritual strength and valour, believed to protect this world from all the calamities and disasters of Kaliyuga. The belief is that the Hindu trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva sent this power to the earth. Due to his closeness to Mahavishnu, he is called as Vishnu Maya, as he was born in the woods he is called Chathan. Kovindamuthappa is venered as the teacher and guide of Karanayil Madom.

People from different parts of India visit this place in the hope of finding a solution for problems like mental disorders, failure in business, profession, and other problems related to their day to day life.

K V Padmanaban Swami, hailing from the family line of Kovindamuthappa, is the chief of Karanayil Madom now.

The temple has deities of Devi Bhuvaneswari, Nagarakshas and Brahmarakshas. Apart from this, the temple houses the images of about three hundred and ninety Kuttichathans. Kukshikalpa, the holy shrine of Kovindamuthappa, is another attraction in this temple.

Important Festivals

The annual Festival of Karanayil Madom Sree Vishnumaya Chathan Swamy Temple known as "Thiravellatu Mahothsavam" falls on the Makaram (January) in praise of Bhagavan Chathan Swamy.

This festival with several programmes of worship lasts for three days. Many of the prayers are accompanied with atmosphere of solemnity and devotion. People from different areas come for worshipping Bhagavan Chathan Swamy.

The drawings of the floral design (ROOPAKALAM) of Bhagavan Chathan commences on the second day after conclusion of the ritual dance intended to please the forefathers that will commence by seven in the morning. The floral design drawn in full size if touched by feet all sins accured hither to will subside is the traditional faith and large crowds eagerly assemble for the same there.

Almost all of art work of the ancient days were religious manifestations intended to please god.

Thiravellat maholsavam is the continuation of conducting ancient rituals. A lot of people from near by places and even from outside used to come for getting blessings from the god.

There are many special pooja conducted in the temple to worship god. Saktheya pushpanjali is one of the special pooja conducted in every month for the devotees. Thiravellat pooja is conducted during the annual festival of the temple. Following are the dates on which Saktheya pushpanjali is conducted in the temple for the year 1190.

Other main festivals are as follows.

1190 Makaram 16,17- Thiravellat
1190 Makaram 18 Roopakalam prayer
1190 Edavam 10 Paatulsavam
1190 Edavam 11 Roopakalam prayer
1190 Thulaam 10 Patulsavam
1190 Thulaam 11 Roopakalam Prayer

Main offerings

Karanayil Madom provides several offering to the devotees. It is one of the most important places of worship for all Religions

Udhayasthamana pooja - Rs. 5001
Niramala & Chuttuvilakku, Nivedyam - Rs. 5001
Annadanam(100 people) - Rs. 1500
Prayaschitha karmam - Rs. 1010
Brahmavellattu karmam - Rs. 1001
1/2 Brahmavellattu karmam - Rs. 501
Vellattu karmam - Rs. 101
Full Blessing yanthram - Rs. 501
Guruthi kalasam - Rs. 351
Veethu - Rs. 201
Kukkuda Nivedyam - Rs. 101
Nelpara - Rs. 100
Pushpanjali - Rs. 51
Ney vilakk - Rs. 25
Vedi Vazhipadu - Rs. 15

Special Poojas:

Sree Vishnumaya Roopakalam offering - Rs. 5001
Karuseva Sakthi pooja - Rs. 301
Archana in roopakalam - Rs. 201

Please note that amount for pooja is subject to change. please contact temple authority before making decision.

Pooja Timings

5.30 am - Temple Opening
11.00 am - Morning Pooja
12.30 pm - Niyogam (Kaplana)
1.30 pm - Temple Closing

6.00 pm - Temple Opening
7.00 pm - Athazha Pooja
7.30 pm - Temple Closing


Karanayil Madom Vishnumaya Kuttichathan Temple, Ettumana, Karuvannur Post, Thrissur, Kerala - 680 711
Phone: 0487-2342693, +91 9995509000

How to reach

Temple Photo Gallery

Karanayil Madom Kuttichathan Moorthy

Karanayil Madom Kuttichathan Temple

Additional Information

For more information visit website http://karanayilmadom.org/