Thiruvairanikkulam mahadeva temple, twelve day nadathurappu mahotsavam
Thiruvairaanikkulam mahadeva temple- lord shiva and parvathy in opposite directions
Thiruvairanikkulam is village located on the way to ernakulam from kottayam and near to aluva. the main deities of thiruvairanikkulam mahadeva temple are lord shiva and parvathy such type of installation is very rare in kerala, the placing of lord shiva and parvathy positioned in opposite directions in the sanctum. lord shiva faces to east direction and parvathy to west. this type of specialty can be seen in chengannur mahadeva temple. the sanctum of parvathy will only open for 12 days in an year, the opening of parvathy nada usually from thiruvathira day of malayalam month till 12th day. thiruvathira day is the birth day of lord shiva. during this time there are thousands of devotees headed to the destination.
Goddess parvathy also known as the lord of marriage, devotees got best couple after praying to both sanctum of shiva and parvathy. the place become beautiful by the cooling of beautiful river periyar. aluva is also popular by the birth place of sree sankaracharya. adwaitha ashram is also at the banks of periyar,aluva. twelve days of opening parvathy nada celebrated as panthradu day mahotsavam. thiruvathira festival in malayalam month dhanu is well celebrated here. as usual in all shiva temples there is an installation for nandi infrom of the sanctum of lord shiva.
Goddess parvathy darshan will only for 12 days however, the sanctum of lord shiva will always open in an year. there are four pooja schedules takes place at shiva daily. ayyappa, ganapathy and goddess durga are the sub deities exist. nadathurappu mahotsavam festival is the grant event at thiruvairanikkulam mahadeva temple. desam is the nearest city to the temple which has 10 km distance. which situated on NH47. aluva is the nearest major rail head which is easily connect to the main cities india. the nearest airport at nedumbasseri at a distance of 25 km.