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Azhikkal Mallikarjuna Temple Festival Near Vypin Kochi

Azhikkal Mallikarjuna temple is located at Elamkunnapuzha village in Ernakulam District in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is on Vypin Munambam Road Kochi. The annual festival is observed in such a way that the kodiyettam takes place one Atham nakshatra in Medam month and the festival ends with Arattu on Anizham nakshatra day.

Shiva, along with Goddess Parvati, is worshipped here in the form of Mallikarjuna. The murti worshipped in the temple was brought by Goud Saraswat Brahmin families who ran away from Goa to escape the prosecution of Portuguese.

The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple are Ganapati, Murugan, Bhagavati, Sasthavu, Mahavishnu and Nagarajavu.

The person who brought the murti of Mallikarjuna in the 16th century also has a spot in the temple.

The temple is managed by Azhikkal Kudumbi Mahajana Sabha.