Malanada duryodhana temple, only temple for duryodhana in south india
heritage of the place and malakuda festival at Malanada duryodhana temple
Malanada duryodhana temple is a popular temple in kollam district go the attention by its uniqueness, which is the one and only temple for worshiping duryodhana. duryodhana wa sthe prince of kourava dynasty ruined their kingdom after kurukshethra war. he was oe among the 100 princes belongs to kaurav dynasty. this located at poruvazhi village in kollam district. it also shares the orders of alappuzha and pathanamthita districts, so it can be easily acces to the temple by different routes. as the name suggests temple located on the hill, literally malanada means the temple on hill. it has no idol or sanctum like other temples.
Malanada duryodhana temple surrounded with green lush beauty , temple focused in the ill is surrounded with the paddy fields. gold flag is the star attraction of this temple. swaranakodimaram is he symbol of representing malanada appoopan. it is the symbol of power and prosperity, golden flag is not showing all normal days. it showing only some special days at this temple. it believes that darsahan of swarna kodi will be the cause of achieving wealth and prosperity. malanada devaswom managing the administration of malanada duryodhana temple.
Malakkuda festival is the great event celebrate at this temple at the end cultivation in paddy fields,, this is the symbolic representation of ancient culture and the picturing of the heritage in kerala. it celebrate at the summer days, it falling in the middle days of march. that means malakkuda festival celebrates in malayalam month meenam.kettu kazhcha is the star attraction of malakkuda festival. malanada duryodhana temple located near to bharanikavu, karunagappali is the nearest city with a bus terminal and rail head at a distance of 17 km. the nearest airport located at trivandrum, is about 91 km.
Address: Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Devaswom, Kadampanad, Edakkad, Kerala 691552
Phone: 0476 282 0338