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ASHTAMI AT VAIKOM MAHADEVA TEMPLE


हम होगें कामयाब एक दिन (Hum Honge Kamyab Ek Din)  ASHTAMI AT VAIKOM MAHADEVA TEMPLEKumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located on the east coast of the Vembanad lakeVembanad Lake is at the heart of Kerala BackwatersBeautiful Coastal Kerala, Backwaters and My Home TownAbout N G Nair from thottakom Vaikom Kottayam. Ashtami at Vaikom - The Mahadeva Temple at Vaikom is one of the most famous and oldest Siva temples in Kerala. The utsavam in this temple is celebrated for twelve days during the dark lunar fortnight of Vrischikam, (November-December) the Ashtami falling on the last day. During the night on the Ashtami day the deities of the neighbouring temples will be ceremoniously brought in procession to this temple. This is a very colourful and important function. After dusk, the deity of the Vaikom temple will be taken out in procession and kept in the Anakkottil (elephant shed). At about midnight the deities of other temples will also be brought in procession to the Anakkottil. Thereafter a ceremony called Kanikkiduka (offering of presents) is performed. This is considered to be an important feature. Kanikkiduka function is indeed unique in that it is found in no other temples. Ashtami at vaikom - The kootipuja performed during the festival, at the temple deserves special mention. The Arattu in conclusion of the utsava in the Udayanapuram temple, is performed at Vaikom temple. The Arattu is performed at the Arattu tank located at a distance of one mile east of the temple. The Arattu celebration over, both the deities are taken to Vaikom temple, where they are worshipped together. This is what is known as Kootipuja. This puja is performed on the fifth day after Kodiyettu, the hoisting of the temple flag. On the next day after Ashtami, Arattu is performed to the deity in this temple. The Ashtami in the dark lunar fortnight of Kumbhom, is also quite important. Mahakavi Kumaransan Memorial Thonnakkal Trivandrum My Photos>Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) cityThe Beautiful Coastal Kerala My Photos>Vembanad Lake, Kumarakam, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Ashtami at Vaikom Temple
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A Crying Boy. 1955 PhotoN G Nair Kerala travel 2010Ever since my early childhood days in Vaikom Kottayam Dist. Kerala (where I grew up in a rural village) called thottakom I had been fascinated by the monsoon rainsBorn as the son of teacher at Thottakom Vaikom, Kottayam District. Kerala State Mountain ranges in Kerala consisting of the highland area of the Western Ghats‎.  ASHTAMI AT VAIKOM MAHADEVA TEMPLEKumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located on the east coast of the Vembanad lakeVembanad Lake is at the heart of Kerala BackwatersBeautiful Coastal Kerala, Backwaters and My Home TownAbout N G Nair from thottakom Vaikom Kottayam. Mining Engineers Dairy - Metalliferous Mines IndiaN G Nair Mining Consultant India, on Indian Mining Legislation., The Western Ghats are not true mountains, but are the faulted edge of the Deccan PlateauKerala Travel: Munnar, Western Ghats, KeralaKerala Travel: Thekkady, Western Ghats, KeralaPicasa Web Albums: N G Nair Mining Engineer IndiaN G Nair Kerala Travel Thiruvananthapuram

 
 
 

Beautiful coastal Kerala, Backwaters and my home town



 
 

 
 
 


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