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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam

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  • Our guide suggested a visit to this temple which he described as one of the oldest in Kerala. We had visited other Hindu temples in Sri Lanka but I found this one charming. It occupies a large compoun...  more »
  • famous siva temple in kerala. It is said that it is very sacred if u visit vaikom,kaduthuruthy,ettumanoor temple before noon(ie 11.30 am) within a day. mural paintings around main temple very famous f...  more »
  • One of the main Siva temple in Kottayam.. "Vaikkathu Astami" festival is very famous with lot of devotes pouring in to temple even from far away locations..  more »
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  • you must visit this temple .it was the famous temple and big surrounding place of the temple.we visit two times with my family members during summer kerala trip.we feel very divine in this temple.if you are interested you can take free lunch (annadanam) available near the temple.we take the food from the temple once.if you prepare to see the temple ,ettumanoor,kaduthurthy temples are also visit in same day before afternoon.our wishes fulfill after the three temple darshan.but we were first went to ettumanoor from kottayam ,it was 11 after darshan.then we went to kaduthurthy temple which is the road side temple but some distance you can walk.after reaching it was 12.so we feel emberassing and nervous .because it was so hot in this 18th may 2016.and we went these temples by private buses.so we cannot darshan kaduthurty temple badluck.we went to vaikom and wait till 5pm.after we darshan lord vikathappan.road construction is going on at that time .you may go a speacial vehicle to reach 3 temple .it was preferable a hire taxi .and you should go before 5am morning you can visit these three temples without tension.if you start without hire taxi it is preferable from ernakulam i mean start from ernakulam then -vaikom-kaduthurthy-ettumanoor .if you go to ettumanoor if you have any time you can visit tirunakkara mahadeva temple in kottayam .
  • The Vaikom Mahadeva temple is one of the few temples which is held in reverence by both Shaivaites and the Vaishnavaites. Vaikom’s Shiva is fondly called Vaikkathappan. The Shiva Linga here is believed to be from the ‘Treta yuga’ and considered as one of the oldest temples in Kerala where pooja has not been broken since inception.
  • Good ambience. Ancient temple. Vaikathashtami is famous.
  • Famous and an ancient Lord Siva temple .The priests are friendly and eager to socialise . Gents / male are expected to remove their shirts .It is a normal custom in Kerala .
  • Har har mahadev.