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Elinjipra Kotheshwaram Temple – Festival

Elinjipra Kotheshwaram Temple is located at Nayarangadi near Kodassery – Chalakudy in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. The annual Shivratri festival, observed in Kumbha Masam (Feb – March), is of great importance in the temple. The shrine is famous for its temple pond.

The chatura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum has a Shivling. The shrine has a namaskara mandapam, upa devata shrines, a well-maintained pond and chuttambalam.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy and Nagaraja and Nagayakshi.

Ezhunellippu of Bhagavan atop caparisoned elephants to the accompaniment of melam is an important even in the temple.

Pradosham, Mondays, and Thiruvathira in Dhanu masam are of importance here. Vishu and Ramayana Masam are also observed.

The annual Shivratri festival includes abhishekam, dhara, and various homams.