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Sri Arputha Narayanan Temple, Tirukadithanam 

There are idols of Lords Sastha, Muruga and serpent deities around the prakara. It is said that the tall compound wall of the temple was built by Bhoodas described as colossal creatures with huge body and extraordinary strength with a threatening appearance. The word fiend may not be correct English version as Bhoodas are generally shown as a helping group to Gods in our scriptures. There is a human body placed on a stone in front of the temple. The story goes that the king of the region came to the temple for darshan but found the doors closed. But the security received a bribe from the king and opened the doors. As a punishment, his body is placed on a stone, it is said.

People pray for success in their endeavours and salvation.

Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal and Mother.

Speciality of Sri Arputha Narayanan Temple, Tirukadithanam

The word ‘Kadi’ is derived from the word ‘Kadigai’. Of the 108 celebrated Vaishnavite shrines belonging to Lord Vishnu, three has the suffix Kadigai 1) Sholingapuram known as Tirukadigai, 2) Kandam as Kadinagar in the North, and the one in Kerala as Tirukadithanam. It is firmly believed by the devotees that a prayer just for a second with a pure and dedicated mind on Lord in this place would benefit him/her with success in all efforts and total salvation. It is also said that Perumal in the temple acquires fresh energies once in 60 years and would merge in the space as a lightning towards the end of Kaliyuga.

Opening Timings

The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Festivals at Sri Arputha Narayanan Temple, Tirukadithanam

  • Tirukarthikai in November-December is grandly celebrated for 10 days. Deeps (lamps) are lit on the ninth day. This event is called Sangetham. All the lights will be burning till the next day. Devotee crowd will be huge this day. The festival is attributed to the story that Lord Shiva was here in the form of a fire ball threatening to burn the whole region. Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahmma appealed to Lord Shiva to cool down. Responding to their prayer, Shiva reduced the form into into a small deep (lamp) and saved the region on a Tirukarthikai day. Other festivals celebrated in the temple are Gokhulashtami in Aavani month (August-September) and days related to Vishnu worship.

Address & Contact Details of Sri Arputha Narayanan Temple, Tirukadithanam

Sri Arputha Narayana Temple, Tirukadithanam, Kottayam district, Kerala.

Phone Number: +91- 481-244 8455

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One Response to "Sri Arputha Narayanan Temple, Tirukadithanam "

  1. Aslesha says:

    contact details for tirukadigai temple

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