Amidst the Kottayam city, lays the spectacular Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple that is around 500 years old. Revered to Lord Shiva, the temple was constructed five centuries back by the native king of Thekkumkoor. Temple of Lord Ganesha can be seen here as well. USP of the temple is its interiors that are decorated with paintings and murals which depicts about the stories of the mythological era. Inside the main temple, there is a Shiva Linga which is about six inches high and to its left, there is a small idol of goddess Parvati. Arena in the main building called Koothambalam serves as a centre stage for any dance and cultural performances. On the walls of the arena, one can see paintings and murals depicting stories from the mythological books.
The Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple put its best feet forward during the annual festival, Aaraattu. During the festival, the temple simply looks extravagant, various forms of folk dance like Mayilattam. Kathakali, and Mohiniyattam are performed by the professional dancers. Cavalcade of decorated elephants is carried out during the festival, rendering about the history, culture and traditions of Kerala.
Temple Road, Thirunakara, Kottayam, Kerala, India
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