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Elamkunnapuzha Sree Subrahmanya Swami Temple - History - Festival

Elamkunnapuzha Sree Subrahmanya Swami Temple is located at Elamkunnapuzha on the Vypin – Munambam road in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The 10-day annual festival in the shrine is observed in such a way that it ends with arattu on Karthika nakshatra in Vrischika month.

The upper part of the murti of Subrahmanya in the shrine is made of Panchaloha and the down part is made of black stone (Krishna shila). The murti is nearly 6 feet tall and it faces east.

This is a typical Kerala style temple with chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam, kodimaram, and two storey chathura sreekovil. There are also shrines of upa devatas.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Ganapathy and Sastha.

The murti of Subrahmanya or Muruga worshipped in the temple is believed to be an old murti of the famous Tiruchendur Murugan temple. Legend has it that when an old murti of Tiruchendur Murugan temple was damaged it was replaced with a new murti. The old murti was thrown into the sea. The old Vigraha floated in the sea and reached Elamkunnapuzha which was retrieved by a Pulaya woman from a forest area filled with reeds. In remembrance of the event and for thanking the Pulaya family, the musical instrument pulathudi is played during Sheeveli daily.