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Thiru Vellaman Thulli Temple Kalady – Information – Story

Thiru Vellaman Thulli temple is located at Kalady in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The deity worshipped in the temple is Shiva – swayambhu sankalpam. The darshanam of Thiru Vellaman Thulli temple is towards west.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shivan, Ganapathy, Sastha and Bhagavathy.

The 8-day annual festival in the temple concludes with Arattu on Thiruvathira nakshatra day in Kumbham month (February – March).

Thiru Vellaman Thulli Temple Story

Arya Antharjanam, mother of Adi Shankaracharya, used to visit Vadakkumnathan temple in Thrissur for bhajanam on Mondays (Thingal Bhajanam). One day during the journey, Arya Antharjanam was so tired that she could not walk any more. It is said that Shiva appeared in the form a deer (Velleman) jumping and hopping (Thulli chaduka) before her.

Thiru Vellaman Thulli Temple History

Previously puja was held only during one time in a day. Once Chembakassery king arrived at the temple for darshan but the temple was closed and therefore he could not have darshan. He then made arrangements for Athazha Pooja (evening puja). He donated a piece of rice field for the expense of evening puja. The farmland that was donated to the temple is known as Chembicheri.

The temple belonged to Panayil Pazhoor, Thekkinedath, Thuruthi and Ilam Thuruthi (Manakal) Brahmin families.

The temple is now managed by Oozhanma Devaswom Board.