ASHTAMI FESTIVAL VAIKOM MAHADEVA TEMPLE VAIKOM.NOV 15 - Nov 27  2013.

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ASHTAMI FESTIVAL VAIKOM MAHADEVA TEMPLE VAIKOM.NOV 15 - Nov 27 2013.

 

ASHTAMI FESTIVAL VAIKOM MAHADEVA TEMPLE VAIKOM. NOV 15 – NOV 27  2013.


 

ASHTAMI FESTIVAL VAIKOM MAHADEVA TEMPLE VAIKOM. Nov 15 - Nov 27  2013.

Has an legendary parusurama,an incarnation of lord vishnu.Vaikom siva temple is popularly known as kasi of south.It is believed that if a devotee visits and prays at vaikom Mahadeva temple,Kadatturutty Taliyil Mahadeva temple and Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple on the same day before Ucha pooja , his wish will be fulfilled by lord siva.

“Vaikathashtami” is the important festival at the temple.vaikom siva temple hosts popular “Vaikathashtami” festival during the luna fornight of malayalam month (Vrichikam)Nov – Dec.

Elephent pageants,traditional art performances and annuval vaikathashtami festival are the main the attractions related to vaikom Mahadeva Temple.on the final day of Ashtami.the deities of the neighboring temples are ceremoniously brought to vaikom mahadeva temple.Holy ‘Pratal’(mid day food offering) of vaikom shiva temple is very famous and is offered to devotees,after the daily prayer.

 

PLACES OF INTEREST IN & AROUND VAIKOM.

Vaikom Sathyagraha Museum –

Vaikom has an important place in the history of india due to the famous vaikom satyagraha against untouchability .it was here that Mahathma Gandhi,E.V Ramaswamy, T.K Madhavan,Mannathu padmanabhan took part in the epic movement to abolish untouchability

Kshetra Kalapeetam Vaikom –

This centre for traditional kerala music percussion instruments training offers courses in temple musical instruments like in Panchavadyam,Edakka,Chenda and Maddalam. Kshetra Kalapeetam conducts public performances during the Vijayadasami day of malayalam calender(during november) .Once ina year the institution conducts Kshethra kalolsavam at vaikom /kottayam.

Thaneermukkom Bund –

(10 k.m. from vaikom ) This salt water barrier built across Vembanadu lake, is one of the largest mud regulators in india , and prevents the instrusion of salt water in to lower Kuttanadu, the rice bowl of kerala

Kumarakom –

(10 KM from vaikom ) –Afloat on the serene waters of Vembanad lake , Kumarakom is tiny picturesque village where tourists can relish the splendid glory of nature . Visitors can savor rustic Kerala village life and also enjoy the beauty of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Those who are interested on backwater tours can hire thatched traditional Kerala houseboats which are available every where in Kumarakom.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctury – (10 km from vaikom )An Ornithologist’s paradise,Kumarakom Bird sanctury is located on the banks of Vembanad Lake.This is the one of the favorite destinations of migratory birds .

Vembanad Lake – Vembanad is the second largest freshwater lake in south Asian and the largest in India.

Ithipuzha & Murinjapuzha backwaters –(8.Km from Vaikom) These amazing backwaters on the way to kochi from vaikom have a unique eco systom that attracts tourists from all over world.

 

Mundar and Kariyaar Backwaters – (2 k m from Vaikom) These backwaters stretches is near to the vaikom township having beautiful rivers and narrow canals which connects to the vembanad lake.

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