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Adat Shiva Temple History – Thrissur – Adat Vishnu Temple Story

 Adat Shiva temple is located at Adatt or Adattu in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Shiva temples in Kerala. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Shiva and Vishnu. Importance is given to Shiva.

Darshanam of Shiva is towards east and that of Maha Vishnu is towards west. It is believed that the prathishta of Shivling in the temple was performed by Parashurama.

It is believed that Kuroor Amma worshipped the Vishnu Bhagavan in the temple as Sri Krishna.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are two Ganapathi and Ayyappan.

The temple belongs to Kuroor and Chemangadu Manas. Along with the two manas, a committee of villagers also participates in the governing of the temple.

The important festivals observed in the temple are Mahashivratri and Ashtami Rohini (Gokulashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanti).

Story Of Origin Of Adat Vishnu Temple

It is said that Kurooramma used to worship Guruvayoorappan in the spot where the current Adat Vishnu temple is located. An unknown boy used to appear during the puja time and help Kurooramma with the puja.

Once Kurooramma prepared naivedya for the puja and was waiting for the arrival of Vilwamangalam Swamiyar to perform the puja. But soon Kurooramma noticed that the boy who had come to help had eaten all the naivedya.

When the boy realized that Kurooramma had seen him eating naivedya he hid inside a big pot. Kurooramma closed the pot with a lid.

When Vilwamangalam Swamiyar came for puja, she narrated the incident and opened the pot to show the naughty boy. But the boy was not to be seen.

Vilwamangalam Swamiyar and Kurooramma then realized that the boy was Guruvayoorappan. Adat here refers to closed – the pot being closed.