Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple
Nalppathenneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple is a Mahadevar temple situated in Nalppathenneswaram, in Panavally village of Cherthala taluk in Alleppy district of Kerala state; this place is 20 kilometers from Cherthala and 11 kilometers from Aroor on the Cherthala Arookutty bus route.Here Lord Siva is in Kiratha Bhava. It is considered the 48th foundlings of Saint Khara, one who founds the Ettumanur temple and Kaduthuruthi temple. The temple is very artistically constructed in calm a quiet, typical village atmosphere. The festival in this temple is celebrated in the month of Kumbham February–March, uthrittathi-kodiyettu, thiruvathira -aarattu), and lasts for 7 days, All those days are important days according to the traditional rituals, (Utsavabali, Koodi ezhunnallathu, Bharani, Karthika, Araattu). People refer the God in this temple as Nalppathenneswarathappan.
Location : Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple Panavally Alappuzha Kerala
Gods : Lord Shiva
Landmark : Bus : There are bus services operating from cities like Cochin (1:15 hours, Rs 33), Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Chennai, Bangalore (overnight luxury Rs 650), Mysore, Coimbatore (overnight Rs.220) to Alappuzha. Alappuzha has an excellent local bus service system and it is cheap. Train : Alappuzha railway station is a major station, Air : Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport.
The festival in this temple is celebrated in the month of Kumbham February–March, uthrittathi-kodiyettu, thiruvathira -aarattu), and lasts for 7 days.