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:

Mridula said...

Looks very beautiful Chitra.

Shri said...

Beautiful Chitra!

chitra said...

Thanks a lot Mridula.

chitra said...
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chitra said...

Thanks Shri.

EC said...

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

chitra said...

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

Bikramjit said...

lovely pictures :)

Bikram's

chitra said...

Thanks Bikram..

Martina said...

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

ashok said...

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

chitra said...

Martina- thanks a lot. You would love it.

P.N. Subramanian said...

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.

chitra said...

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.

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful..

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Arti said...

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

chitra said...

Arti, thanks a lot.

chitra said...

Thanks Niranjan.

....Petty Witter said...

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

chitra said...

thanks a lot PW

ജയരാജ്‌മുരുക്കുംപുഴ said...

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

Insignia said...

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

chitra said...

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

R. Ramesh said...

superooo superungoo

sm said...

beautiful, mysterious place

chitra said...

Ramesh, SM thanks a lot.

R. Ramesh said...

:)

chitra said...

thanks for the visit Ramesh

R. Ramesh said...

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

sm said...

beautiful slide show

chitra said...

thanks Ramesh...You made my day.

chitra said...

sm, thanks a lot.

Sridharan said...

Superb pics Chitra..!

chitra said...

Sridharan- thanks a lot