The Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple is a prominent Hindu temple located in the town of Ettumanoor in the Kottayam district of Kerala, India. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is worshipped here in the form of a Shivling (lingam), the symbolic representation of Shiva.
The temple is known for its beautiful architecture and intricate wood carvings. One of the most famous features of the temple is its exquisite mural paintings, which adorn the walls of the temple and depict various mythological scenes and stories.
The annual festival, known as “Ezharaponnana Ezhunallathu,” is a major event at the Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple. It involves the procession of seven and a half decorated elephants, carrying golden idols of gods and goddesses. This festival attracts a large number of devotees and tourists every year.
The temple has a long history and is considered to be a place of spiritual significance in Kerala. It’s not only a religious site but also a cultural and architectural marvel that reflects the rich heritage of the region.