Saturday, May 5, 2012

Lakshmana temple, Moozhikulam, Kerala

Lord Lakshmana is the presiding  deity of Moozhikulam temple .

Moozhikulam temple is  believed to be 5000 years old. The idol here resembles that of Vishnu.  This temple is on Alwaye - Mala route in Ernakulam district.

The temple has a  Vatta sreekovil ( circular  shaped structure where deity is enshrined) and a dwaja sthamba .On the south side there are shrines for Ganesha and Siva  - Dakshina Moorthy.

Unseen manifestations of Lord Srirama , Seeta and  Hanuman are also worshipped here . There are sub shrines for for Ayyapa and Bahgavathy.( Mother Godess),Goshala Krishnan.

There is a mandapam with beautiful carvings of  Ashtadikpalakar carved in wood on the ceiling .

Devotees offer worship here to ward off the ill effects of Nagadosha. This temple  is very  famous and forms part of the Nalambala darshanam , other temples being Koodal Manikkam temple , Sree Rama temple Triprayar and Payyamel Shathrughna temple( shall post soon)


How to reach- This temple is easily accessible from Ernakulam.


34 comments:

  1. Looks very beautiful Chitra.

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  3. We went there in feb and like all other Kerala temple, this was too was so serene .. hope u got a chance to visit thirukakarai too

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  4. Thanks EC,
    Yes, I have posted that too . I am from Kochi

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  5. Such a beautiful, mysterious place Chitra! Would love to explore it. Hope your weekend is lovely!

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  6. u r taking us thro a fab kerala trip...

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  7. Martina- thanks a lot. You would love it.

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  8. I am glad you wrote you about this temple. Although I have severally gone to Rama's temple at Triprayar and Bharata's temple at Irinjalakuda, I could not visit the rest two. Now I plan to cover all of them on a single day as is very often advised.

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  9. Thanks PNS. You can make the visit in a single day. I did like that.Payyamel Shatrughna temple was under renovation and they close the temple around 9 am. So check and visit or else visit that in the evening.

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  10. Beautiful..

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  11. Very beautiful and serene, I love places that have an old world feel to them. The pictures are wonderful as always :)

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  12. Another wonderful armchair visit to yet another awe inspiring temple, many thanks Chitra.

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  13. manoharam...... blogil puthiya post..... HERO- PRITHVIRAJINTE PUTHIYA MUKHAM....... vaayikkane......

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  14. Beautiful temple; I liked the pics more since the sky is cloudy. Pics are true without that extra light :)

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  15. Bindu
    there's was mild drizzle when we visited and the atmosphere was beautiful.

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  16. beautiful, mysterious place

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  17. as long as my friend chitra is der, i dont have to visit temples..just a click away...how nice..

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  18. thanks Ramesh...You made my day.

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