About the Temple

The Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, Thazhakkara and the diety “Shadadhara Parathishta” of Lord Murugan has a historical presence of over 1000 years. Lord Murugan, assuming a human form representing a diety, holding a spig of paddy and Fire (Torch) showers blessings on his devotees. The Lord carrying spig of paddy is interpreted as the custodian of wealth.

The Lord is a great protector of his devotees and healer of physical and mental ailments. He protects each and every part of the body of his devotees and even the powerful Navagrahas would be passive because of his grace. He Himself is said to have told Naradan, "Those who have sought refuge in Me have no fear, they won't be left with any needs; those who are devoted to Me have no enemies, they have no diseases...".

The temple stands as a symbol of cultural heritage, communal harmony and prosperity of the region. It is surrounded by rich greenery. Very recently, the temple has undergone several physical and spiritual renovations. It has attained the aura of a great temple. There is massive increase in number of pilgrims. The tide of devotees on shashti days is an evidence for this. Those who are visiting this website are requested to conduct a pilgrimage to the temple and experience the grace of Lord Subrahmanya Swamy. The permanent assets of land, pond and 'sarpa kavu' of this temple is spread over an area of over 1.75 acres. The temple is under the administrative control of ‘Haindava Seva Samithi, a body registered under the 12th Travancore-Cochin Literary Science Charitable Act of 1955.

The Shektra Tanthri is Brahmashree Kuzhikattillathu (Tiruvalla) Akkeeraman Kalidasan Battathiripadu, who gives all advice and guidance in maintaining the sanctity of temple and greatly devoted to Lord Subrahmanya. Melshanti is N Narayabab Bhattathiripad, Thekedathu Kuzhikattu Illam, Thiruvalla, who is responsible for the day-to-day pooja and rituals.
Kalidasa Bhattathiripadu
Melshanthi
Sreekaryam

Upa Devadakal
Though the main prathishta (idol) is Lord Subrahmanya [Murugan], there are also upa devatas: Lord Krishna, Shastha, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesa, Devi, Yogeeswaran, Rakshas, Nagaraja, Nagayekshi, Mani nagas, Karinagas are the Upa devatas. Each of them has separate temple abodes and daily poojas.

Ayyappa Temple
Ayyappa Temple
Mahadeva Temple
Mahadeva Temple
Krishna Temple
Krishna Temple
Devi Temple
Devi Temple
Ganapathi Temple
Ganapathi Temple
Rakshas Temple
Rakshas Temple
Yogiswara Temple
Yogiswara Temple



Sarpa Kavu (Serpent Grove)
Naga Devathas are residing in ‘Sarpa Kavu’ located in the north west side of the main temple. These groves are sacred and are abode to numerous divine serpants. The serpent deities are installed in 'Chitrakudas'. The ‘Sarpa Kavus’ are full of creepers and trees which are maintained and preserved for centuries as traditional water-harvesting system and it represent deep-rooted tradition of worshipping plants and animals. These sacred grooves are isolated fragments of dense forests with rich collection of flora and fauna. The ‘Kavus' are breeding grounds for land turtles, snakes, insects, bats, birds and other smaller animals.

Sarpakavu
Sarpakavu

Milestones
20-06-1979 Formation of Haindava Seva Samithi
23-06-1982 Ayyappa Temple
22-04-1999 Puna Prathishta & upa devadas
04-05-2001 Dhwaja Prathishta & Jeevatha
18-01-2003 Nalambalam
19-01-2003 Devi Temple
04-02-2004 Ganapathi Temple & Pradakshina track
2005-06 Total of 42 cents of land, adjacent to the temple, has been acquired in 4 phases
Feb 2006 Laying of granite slabs(Krishna shila) around Sreekovil
Oct 2009 Construction of Dewaswam Guest House

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