Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple is one of the most famous Shiva temples in Kerala. Located almost 12 kilometers away from Kottayam, this temple is believed to be built in the 16th century. In addition to the presiding deity, Lord Shiva, this pilgrim center has a few sub-deities like Ganapathy, Sastha and Dakshinamurthy. Visiting this beautiful ancient temple can be a spiritual experience for each pilgrim. Ezharaponnana procession of this temple is very famous and draws thousands of devotees.
The annual festival of Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple lasts for 10 days which is usually celebrated in February/March. The 'Ezharaponnaana Ezhunallathu' during this festival is celebrated on the 8th day. Seven and half golden elephants (ezhara ponnaana) are the special treasure of this temple which is displayed on this day. A lot of devotees gather during this time to enjoy the procession. Eight and tenth day of the festival at this temple is a grand feast to the eyes. Ettumanoor Railway station is the closest railway station to this temple which is nearly 2 kilometers away. Kottayam is the major railway station and it is almost 11 kilometers from the temple. Travelers need to cover around 77 kilometers from Cochin International Airport to reach this temple. Make your pilgrimage to Kerala customized and special through Tour My India.