Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

The Mararikulam Mahadeva temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in Alapuzha, Kerala. The temple is thousands of years old. Sri Mahadevan has been called, "Marari", the killer of Cupid. This is the only temple where Sri Mahadevan and Sri Parvathi Devi are present face to face. The temple has a specialty – this was where the famous "Arattu" took place in the sea. The famous Mahadevar temple was located in Mararikulam, in Cherthala in Kerala. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is worshipped by devotees from far and wide. It is said to grant the wishes of the devotees that pray with full devotion. There are two deities of Lord Shiva that are worshipped in this temple and they are known as Vadakkanappan and Thekkanappan. The temple is also known for some of the best architecture of its time. This is one of the most famous ancient temples located in this region. The temple is believed to be almost 700 years ago, though there are no official records as such to confirm this fact. However, it is believed that Villimanglam Swami built this famous temple. The major events that are being celebrated in this temple include Navratri, Ashtami Rohini, Mahashivratri, Thiruvathira among others. During these festivals, thousands of devotees are attracted towards the temples where they come to seek the holy blessings of the Lord.