Perunna Subrahmanya Swami Temple
Perunna Subrahmanya Swami Temple, said to be more than 1200 years old, is said to be the only temple of Muruga in the world where the deity is shown holding his Vel (lance) pointing downwards after killing the demon Tharakasura.Local legend says that some 500 years ago there was a village called Umbizhi, near Perunna. (This is the place where Changanacherry Railway Station is now situated). Like Perunna, this village was a Brahmin settlement though with a difference. Perunna Brahmins were dharmic (righteous) people and dedicated to performing good deeds. The Umbishis were more into ugra tantric practices or black magic related practices.
Location : Perunna, Changanassery, Kerala 686102
Gods : Subrahmanya Swami
Landmark : The temple is located 20 kms away from Kottayam.
This temple is the venue of the world famous Thaipooya Kavadiyattam festival celebrated annually in Makaram (January-February).