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Kodumthara Subramanya Temple – History – Festival - Near Pathanamthitta

Kodumthara Sri Subrahmanya Swamy temple is located on the banks of Achankovil River at Kodumthara about 2.5 kilometers from Pathanamthitta town, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Muruga. Kodumthara Subramanya temple Thaipooyam festival 2022 date is January 18. Vishu festival 2021 date is April 14.

The important festivals observed in the temple are Thaipooyam in Makaram month and Vishu. On the Vishu day, Thazhoor Bhagavathi and Valanchuzhi Bhagavathy arrive in the temple and there is a special kudi ezhunnallathu – all the deities move around together.

The murti worshipped in the temple is 5 feet tall including the peedam or stand. The circular sanctum sanctorum (vatta sreekovil) faces east.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Ganapathy, Sri Krishna, Mahavishnu, Dharma Sastha, Nagayakshi and Mahayakshiamma.

Kodumthara Subramanya Temple History

The belief is that Subrahmanya arrived here along with 100 Brahmins from the Pandya kingdom.

There is a belief that a Vishnu temple situated at the present sight of Kodumthara Subramanya temple. The murti of Vishnu was shifted to Vaikunteshwaram near Thrippara.

Hearsay is that the Subrahmanya murti was to be consecrated in Pathanamthitta but there was some opposition regarding this. Thus the murti had to be consecrated 2.5 kilometers away at Kodumthara.

The prathishta and the initial management of the temple was done by Vanjipuzha Madom.