Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thrikkodithanam,Pundareekapuram,Kudamaloor,Pandavam Temples


Thrikkodithanam Mahavishnu Temple near Changanacherry in Kottayam District is belonging to the  '108' abodes of Lord Vishnu in India and Nepal which are famous as 'Divya Desams'.It is also one among the five Pandava temples in Kerala and believed to have been established by the youngest of the 'Pancha Pandava' prince 'Sahadeva'. It is  one of the oldest Mahavishnu temple in Kerala.
'Deepa Maholsavam' is a special festival held every year in this temple and this year's Deepa Maholsavam is being celebrated at present at the temple.
The temple has a circular Sanctum  and it is adorned with frescoes  which are preserved with much care.


Pundareekapuram  Maha Vishnu Temple is situated at 'Midayikunnu' a village near Thalayolaparambu in Kottayam District.The temple is comparatively smaller  and the square sanctum is adorned with ancient murals.
The deity of this temple is depicted as Lord Vishnu with his consort mounted on bird 'Garuda' and such a theme is very rare in Vishnu temples.
The same depiction is shown as mural painting also.
Some of the frescoes here are 'Siva Parvathy,Coronation of Sri Rama,Lord Sastha astride a horse,Krishna in boyhood,Devi Durga vanquishing demon Mahishasura etc.
The word 'Pundareekapuram' means 'The City of Lotus'.
Large number of 'Nagaraja' idols can be seen in the temple premises.
The murals of this temple are believed to be of 18th century and the boldness and accuracy of the lines are appreciated by art lovers.


Kudamaloor is a  place in Kottayam district and the Vasudevapuram temple is famous for the ancient frescoes existed there.


Pandavam Dharma Sastha temple is situated at 'Aimanam' which is 3.5 km from Kottayam town.
The  idol of this temple Lord Dharma Sastha( Ayyappa) is along with his consorts 'Poorna and Pushkala'.
There are 18th century murals of Gods and Goddesses on the Sanctum walls  of this temple.

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