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Manikandapuram Sri Krishna Temple History - Festival

Manikandapuram Sri Krishna temple is located at Vakathanam in Kottayam district, Kerala. The 10-day annual festival begins on Anizham nakshatra in Medam month with kodiyettam.

Chaturbahu Sri Krishna – Bhagavan with four hands – is worshipped in the temple. The sanctum sanctorum is circular – vatta sreekovil. The deity faces west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Unni Ganapathy, Annapurna, Bhuvaneshwari and Venna Krishnan.

It is believed that the temple was built before 1175 AD. The temple is believed to have been built by Eravi Manikandan who was a Thekkumkoor king.

The 14th century Unni Neeli sandesham literary work mentions the temple.

Ashtami Rohini is another important festival observed in the temple.

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