Vaikom Sree Mahadeva Temple is a Hindu temple in Vaikom, Kerala, India. The main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva. Vaikom Sree Mahadeva Temple is one of the rare temples that both Shaivaites and Vaishnavaites adore. People gave the name Vaikkathappan to Vaikom’s Shiva. People believe that if a devotee worships at these three temples before doing the ‘Ucha pooja,’ the Lord will grant all their requests. Vaikom temple timings are from 3:30 AM to 9:00 PM.
The temple is part of a formidable trio that includes Ettumanoor Siva Temple and Kaduthuruthy Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple. People believe that the Shiva Linga here is from the Treta Yuga. This temple is one of Kerala’s oldest temples, with no pooja violated since its beginning.
According to mythology, after obtaining the Saiva Vidya Upadesam from Malyavan (Ravana’s great-grandfather). An asura named Khara, a great devotee of Lord Shiva, travelled to Chidambaram and performed extreme penance to gain moksha. Lord Shiva was so pleased with his penance. Hence, he granted all of the boons he requested and gave him three enormous Shiva Lingas.
Khara was coming south from Kailash with the three Lingas in his hands. He carried one in his right, one in his left, and the other around his neck. He became exhausted and put the Lingas down to rest.
The Lingas wouldn’t move as he tried to pick them up. Khara then entrusted the Lingas to Maharshi Vyaghrapada, who was accompanying him and instructed the sage to protect and worship them.
Vaikom Mahadev Temple Online Booking:
Vaikom Sree Mahadeva Temple is one of Kerala’s oldest and most well-known Shiva temples. Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple every day to have the divine darshan of Lord Shiva.
The Vaikom Temple’s primary celebration, Vaikom Ashtami, takes place in the Malayalam month of Vrishchikam and lasts for 12 days, culminating on Ashtami Day.
For online temple booking, visit the official website. Then select your darshan slot under the darshan booking tab and then proceed to book online. The darshan is free of cost. You can visit the temple for darshan in person.
Vaikom Temple timings:
The following are the Vaikkathappan Vaikom temple timings.
|Vaikom Temple Timings||Vaikkathappan Pooja/ Darshan details|
|3:30 AM||Palli Unarthal|
|6.30 AM||Ethirthu Sribeli|
|7.30 AM||Panthiradi Pooja|
|9.00 AM||Navakam Pooja|
|10.00 AM||Ucha Pooja
Abhisheka – Panchagavyam
Navakam, and special Abhishekas
|11.30 AM||Ucha Sribeli|
|12:00 PM||Temple Closing time|
|5:00 PM||Temple reopens|
|7.00 PM||Athaza Pooja|
|8.00 PM||Athaza Sribeli|
|9:00 PM||Temple closing time|
How to Reach?
Kochi airport is the nearest airport to the temple. The distance of airport is just 56km away from the temple.
Ernakulam Railway station is the nearest railway station. The distance of railway station is 33km away from the temple.
Direct transport is available from Kochi and Kottayam to the temple.
All the means of transport is available to the temple. So, it is easy to reach the temple by travelling in your comfort mode.
The following are the contact details of the Shiva temple.
Address: Vaikom Shiva Temple, Travancore Devaswom Board, Vaikom, Kottayam – 686141
Vaikom temple phone number: 04829 215812.