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Mammiyoor Temple - Famous Shiv Temple Near Guruvayoor
Posted Date: 25-May-2011
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Mammiyoor Temple, situated near Guruvayoor Temple is one among the most widely visited pilgrim centres in Kerala. This temple dedicated for Lord Shiva in rowdra bhavam attract lots of believers from all over the world. Thiruvathira and Shivarathri are two famous festivals celebrated in this Shiv temple. Fantastic sculptors and ancient mural paintings captures all eyes of tourists.
, situated near blessed Guruvayoor temple is one of the important Shiv temples located in Kerala. This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva lies on the way to Punnathurkotta near Kottapadi. It is only at a distance 1 km from Guruvayoor temple and attract lots of pilgrims from all over the globe. According to rituals, every devotee who goes to Guruvayoor Temple is supposed to go to Mammiyoor Temple too.
Main diety in
is Lord Shiva facing east in rowdra bhava. You can also see here idols of Vishnu, Bhagavathy, Ganapathy, Subhramanian and Nagas. Today, Mammiyoor Templeis under the control of Malabar Devaswom Board. Thiruvathira and Shivarathri are the two main festivals celebrated in Mammiyoor Temple. Offerings done to Lord Shiva include pinvilakku, dhara, koovalamala, vedi vazhipadu and abishekams. Where as, offerings done to Lord Vishnu consist of palpayasam and kalabhabishekam. As per rules, only Hindus are allowed inside temple premises. Beautiful sculptors and ancient wall paintings in Mammiyoor Temple had grabbed hearts of visitors.
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