Subramanya Swami Temple, Kottayam

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The Subramanya Swami Temple is located around 20 km from Kottayam at Changanacherry. This is one of the few temples in Kerala consecrated to Lord Subramanya. This temple is a very old temple dating back to 753 A.D. It is considered to be one of the first temples that is open to all people irrespective to caste, class and religion. The idol of the temple is about 6 feet tall. Moreover, the ‘Vel’ or the spear that the Lord Subramanya idol holds is pointed towards the earth instead of pointing upwards.

‘Pallimetta Utsav’ is the annual festival celebrated in this temple. This festival lasts for 10 days and is observed during the Hindu month of Dhanu, which falls in the months of November and December. The main rite performed during this festival is Chakiarkooth. The Subramanya Swami Temple is managed by the ‘Urazhma’ Devaswam Board. Being an ancient temple, this temple is worth visiting.


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