Thiruvairanikkulam Mahadeva temple
Thiruvairanikulam Mahadeva Temple is a famous Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati temple located about 15 km south of Aluva, in Ernakulam district of Kerala. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva, who is worshipped as Mahadeva. The Lord faces east and the separate shrine for Goddess Parvati facing west in the same sanctum. The unique feature Thiruvairanikulam Temple is that the shrine of Lord Shiva is open all round the year; but, the temple of Parvathi is open only for 12 days in a year. The shrine of the Goddess Parvati is opened during the Malayalam month of Dhanu (mid December - mid January), beginning from the Thiruvathira nakshatram, the birthday of Lord Shiva. A grand festival is celebrated at the Thiruvairanikulam Shiva Temple during the opening period called as Nadathurappu Mahothsavam.
Location : Thiruvairanikkulam Mahadeva Kshethra Trust, Vellarappilly South P.O, Aluva, Ernakulam 683580
Gods : Lord shiva,Parvathi
Landmark : Temple is located in Aluva - Kalady KSRTC Route.Temple located in a walkable distance from Maramplilly ( which is in between Aluva -Perumbavoor KSRTC Route) by crossing Sreemoolam bridge. By Air - Cochin International Airport is located about 11 Km from here. By Train - Aluva Railway Station is located about 10 Km from here. By Road - The temple can also be reached from Kalady in MC Road by traveling 5 Km to reach Sreemoolanagaram and then turning left to join Vallom Road and again left through Vallom Road for 1 km and finally right through Akavorr - Thiruvairanikkulam Road for 1.5 KM.
A grand festival is celebrated at the Thiruvairanikulam Shiva Temple during the opening period called as Nadathurappu Mahothsavam.
Sree Krishna Jayanthi : An 8-day festival is carried out during Sree Krishna Jayanthi, the birthday of Lord Krishna.