Monday, November 2, 2009

Ettumanoor Mahadev Temple, Kerala Tourism

Ettumanoor, it is said, was once mountainous island where thousands of deer roamed freely. Manoor means the deer land. The place is a famous center of pilgrimage with its ancient Siva temple. There are exquisite mural paintings in the temple walls and several sculptures of great craftsmanship. The ‘Ezhara Ponnana’, the Gold elephants, were dedicated to the temple by the warrior King of the 18th century, Marthanda Varma of Travancore dynasty. These gold elephants are exhibited during the annual festival. People with mental ailments are cured at this temple with prayer and meditation. Annual festival in the month Kumbham held every year and many people visit during this time.

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