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Kalarcode Mahadeva Temple – Festival – History

Kalarcode Mahadeva temple is located near SD College in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva and the sanctum sanctorum faces east. The popular belief is that the prathishta in the temple was performed by Kallikrodda Maharishi.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Goddess Parvati and Ganapathy. The sreekovil of Ganapathy also has murtis of Muruga, Sri Krishna, Sastha and Kunti (mother of Pandavas).

The 8-day annual festival ends on the Amavasya day in Thulam month.

As per history the temple belonged to Chempakassery kings who were the rulers of nearby Ambalapuzha. The temple later came under the control of five ooralanmar including Neelimana Illam, Vadakkedathu Variyam and Mannanatu Nair.