This is a Hindu Temple situated on the river banks of Thodupuzha River at Kanjiramattam Kara (land), Thopdupuzha Taluk, Idukki District, India.
The Main deity in the “Kanjiramatom Sree Mahadeva Temple” at Thodupuzha Taluk, Idukki District, Kerala, has “Lord Shiva”(in the form of ‘Shiva Lingam’) faced onto the West. Ideally the deity here, is in the form Of “God Shiva And Goddess Parvathy”, holding goddess Parvathy with one of his four hands, keeping the wooden axe in another hand, and the sacred axe Thrishoolam & Udukku in another hand, and blessing the whole world(Devoties) with the forth hand, is such a stunning and divine representation.Other deities are Lord Ganapathy, , Goddess Devi on the north-west part of the temple, Goddess Vanadurga on the north-east corner, and Naaga Pratishta Including Nagaraja, Nagayakshi and Rakshas is also here in the temple. On the south-east part of the temple, a beautiful sreekovil for Lord Amritha Kalasha Sasthavu is also there.
History reads that Lord Mahadeva in camouflage in the journey with Parvathy came near the river side. Siva and Parvathy sat nearby the hilltop (sailam) after his bath in the river awaiting Parvathy. Parvathy after bath joined Mahadeva in the sailam.The idol of NANDI donated by a devotee is now placed recently in the Mahadeva temple at Kanjiramattam. But a beautiful century old NANDI seen at Karikode Devi Temple confirms the above truth in it. It can be noted that a Nandi can nowhere be seen in any of the Devi Temples in Kerala except at Karikode.
Daily Abhishekham is offered with tender coconuts, Paneer, oil, Milk, Honey and Sankhabhishekham is also performed on request by the devotee. Special Sree Rudra Dhara is also carried out on demand
Maha Shivratri or Maha Sivaratri or Shivaratri or Sivarathri (Great Night of Shiva or Night of Shiva) is a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Maagha (as per Shalivahana or Gujarati Vikrama) or Phalguna (as per Vikrama) in the Hindu Calendar (that is, the night before and day of the new moon). The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva, all day fasting and an all night long vigil. Per scriptural and discipleship traditions, the penances are performed in order to gain boons in the practice of Yoga and meditation, in order to reach life’s summum bonum steadily and swiftly.
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