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Amaravila Rameswaram Sri Mahadeva Temple - Important Information - Gods - Festival

Amaravila Rameswaram Sri Mahadeva Temple is located near Neyyattinkara on the Amaravila – Dhanuvachapuram route in Thiruvananthapuram District.  The annual festival in Amaravila Rameswaram Sri Mahadeva Temple is held in such a way that the 10-day festival ends with Arattu on the Thiruvathira Nakshatra day in Dhanu month.

Amaravila Rameswaram Sri Mahadeva Temple Festival

Another important festival observed in the temple is Mahashivratri. On this day Pongala is offered to Goddess Parvati.

The temple is famous for pitru tarpanam on Karkidaka Vavu in Karkidakam month (July – August). Karkidaka Vavu observed on Amavasya day is the annual Shradh Pitru Tarpan day in Kerala.

Amaravila Rameswaram Sri Mahadeva Temple Facts

  • The temple is located on the banks of Neyyar River in Kollayil Village.
  • This is one among the 108 Shiva temples consecrated by Parashurama.
  • This is the southernmost Shiva temple consecrated by Parashurama.
  • There is also a belief that the murti of Shiva worshipped here was installed by Bhagavan Sri Rama.
  • The murti worshipped in shrine faces east.
  • On the right side of the sanctum sanctorum facing northeast is Ganapati.
  • On the opposite side of the sanctum sanctorum one can have darshan of Goddess Parvati who is facing west.
  • It is believed that visiting the shrine in Karkidakam month is equal to visiting Rameshwaram temple in Tamil Nadu.
  • It is also believed that the Shivling in the temple is quite similar to the one consecrated in Rameshwaram Temple.




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