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Kuttumukku Mahadeva Temple In Thrissur – Festival 2024 Date – History

Kuttumukku Mahadeva Temple is located around 5 km northeast of Thrissur town in Kerala. The main festival in the temple is held in Kumbham month. The 10-day festival is held in such a manner that it ends on Thiruvathira nakshatra day in Kumbham month. The festival ends with Arattu on February 20, 2024.

The form of Shiva worshipped in the temple is Kirathamoorthy. It is believed that the prathishta (consecration) in the temple was performed by Khara Maharishi.

The Shivling worshipped in the temple is nearly 4 feet tall. The darshanam of the temple is towards west.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Sasthavu and Vishnu.

The main offering in the temple is ‘ayiram kudam dhara’ – pouring 1000 pot water on the Shivling.

The temple belonged to six illams including Thrikkel, Kizhake Erannoor, Padinjare Erannoor, Chettai, Karambiri and Karumadu. All these illams no longer exist.

Tipu Sultan attempted to destroy the temple but miraculously the soldiers were attacked by wasps and they had to retrieve without touching the temple.

Cheruthrikkovu is the keezhedam of this temple and is located nearby. The above said six illams used to study othu in this temple. The main murti in the temple is Trivikrama form of Vishnu. Some people believe that the main murti in the temple is Santana Murti. There is no puja in the temple only naivedya is offered. The main offering in the temple is Thiruvonam Ottu.