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Mammiyur Shiva Temple Timings – Mammiyoor Mahadeva Temple Story - Information - Shivratri Festival

Mammiyur Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located near Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple in Kerala. Below is the Mammiyur temple timings in detail with all opening and closing time. The darshan time in the temple will be extended during festivals and rituals. During grahanam or eclipse the shrine remains closed. Shivratri is of great significance in the temple.

Mammiyur Temple Shivratri Festival 

Shivratri festival in Mammiyoor temple focuses on the Vedic and ritualistic functions performed by great Vedic scholars. The main festival is Maha Shivaratri in the month of Kumbha masam (February – March). 

It is observed with sudhi, Laksharchana, Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam, Chuttuvilakku, Niramala and other special poojas. There will be vilakku ezhunnellippu during night - procession of Shiva and Vishnu on two caparisoned elephants and chenda melam for Sree Bhootha bali followed with Edakka pradakshinam and nadhaswaram. 

It is a specialty that both Shiva and Vishnu are taken on procession for Sree Bhootha bali. The functions will be concluded with fireworks and followed with Krishnanattam, the classical performance, by the Krishnanattam troop of Guruvayoor Devaswom.

Mammiyur Temple Morning Timings - 4:45 AM to 12:30 PM

4:45 AM – Temple opens Entry for darshan - Nirmalyam, Vakacharthu, Oil abhishekam, Malar Nivedyam
5:00 AM – Ganapathy Homam
6:45 AM to 7:45 AM – Rigveda Dara of Vishnu and Shiva
8:00 AM – Usha Pooja, Nivedyam
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Maha mrityunjaya Homam, Karuka Homam, Thila Homa, Ayushya Homa, Rahu Pooja, Naga Pooja, Rakshassu Pooja.
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM – Noon Pujas

Temple Closed – 12:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Mammiyur Temple Morning Timings - 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM

4:45 PM – Temple opens for evening poojas
6:00 PM - Deeparadhana, Arathi
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Uma Maheswara Pooja, Bhagavathy Seva, Dambathy Pooja
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Athazha Pooja - Night Pooja
Temple closes at 8:30 PM

Mammiyoor  Temple Information

Mammiyoor temple is very closely related to the Bhagavan Sri Krishna Temple at Guruvayoor. It is one of 108 Shiva temples in Kerala - consecrated by Parasurama. The worship at Guruvayoor Temple is accomplished only with a visit to Sri Mammiyoor Temple according to the age old custom which continues to be so even today and this shows the close relationship between the two temples.

The main deities worshipped in the temple are Shiva and Vishnu. Importance is given to Shiva. There is Goddess Parvati sankalpam behind Shiva. 

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappan, Subrahmanian, Bhagavathi, Nagaraja and Rakshas.

Important festivals observed in the temple are Shivratri, Vishu and Ashtami Rohini.

A sumptuous free feast is served at 11:00 AM on Onam, Vishu and on all Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays at the temple Oottupura. This free feast is famous as Prasada Oottu. Devotees contribute towards this free feast and it is considered as an offering.

Sree Guruvayoor Temple has ceremonial connections with Sree Mammiyoor Temple. Sri Puzhakkara Chennas Narayanan Namboodiripad, the thanthri of Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple also holds the position of thanthri in Mammiyoor Temple. Almost all of the poojas and rituals in this temple are regulated in tune with the poojas and rituals of Guruvayoor Temple. 

The devotees who visit Sree Guruvayoor Temple for darshan pay pranams to Sree Mammiyoorappan in North-West direction at the Bhagavathy Kettu in temple.

Mammiyoor  Temple Story

In the great deluge of Dwapara Yuga, Dwaraka was submerged and the murti of Maha Vishnu worshiped by Devas in Devalokam and Bhagavan Krishna at Dwaraka went afloat in the flood waters. Devaguru Brihaspati and Vayu, Hindu god of wind, with their insight came to know of this and were eager to consecrate it at a divine spot. They went around the earth in search of a proper place for installing the murtis and reached the holy Rudra Theertha at Guruvayoor and sought the help of Mahadev Shiva who was doing penance on the banks of Rudra Theertha. Shiva instantly moved away and requested them to consecrate the murti where he sat. Shiva shifted his place to the other side of Rudra Theertha. This greatness (Mahima) of Shiva Bhagavan gave the name Mahimayoor which in course of time became Mammiyoor. The place where Devaguru Brihaspati and Bhagavan Vayu installed the murti came to be called Guruvayoor. It is for this reason that the worship at Guruvayoor becomes complete only with a visit to Mammiyoor.