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Thottuva Temple Facts – Thottuva Dhanwanthari Temple

Thottuva Dhanwanthari temple is located one kilometer away from Thottuva junction on the Perumbavoor – Kodanad road in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Dhanwantri, the god of medicine in Hinduism.

The darshanam of Thottuva temple is towards east. The murti of Dhanwanthari worshipped in the temple is 6 feet tall and is chatur bahu – four-armed. The murti holds Amrita, Shankh and Chakra.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappa, Bhadrakali, Nagaraja, Nagayakshi, Rakshas and Brahmarakshas.

The main offering in the temple are palpayasam and butter.

The main festival in the temple is held on the Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Vrischikam month. Prathishta dinam is held on Pooyam nakshatra. A ritual known as Avataram Charthal is held from Dahanu 1 to Dhanu 11 (December 16 to December 26).

The temple belongs to Korimboor Mana. The temple is managed by Sri Dhanwantari Murti Seva Trust.