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Mulakkulam Sree Lakshmana Swamy Temple – Unique Thidambu Worship In Sreekovil

Mulakkulam Sree Lakshmana Swamy temple is located at Mulakulam in Kottayam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lakshmana, the brother of Bhagavan Sri Rama in the Ramayana. There is no vigraham in the temple – Thidambu is worshipped in the sreekovil of the temple.

The Thidambu worship here is unique as in most Lakshmana temples in Kerala there is a murti in the sanctum installed through Ashtabandham method. Some temples have swayambhu murti.

As per local belief, Edappally King and Paravoor King had an intense argument regarding Daasiyattom at the famous Thirumoozhikkulam Lakshmana Temple. The Edappally King lost the argument and king in fit of anger took the Sheeveli Thidambu of Thirumoozhikkulam Lakshmana Perumal and later he constructed a temple in Mulakulam and installed the Thidambu there. He named the place as Mulakkulam as it the murti is associated with Moozhikulam.

The darshanam of Mulakulam temple is towards west. The temple has a copper dhwaja or flag post.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Shiva in the form of Keeratamurti and Sastha.

The annual festival in the temple concludes with Arattu on Thiruvonam nakshatra in Medam month.