Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Duryodhana Temple

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Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada is a major pilgrim attraction 6 km away from Sasthamcotta. The temple is dedicated to Duryodhana of the Mahabharata. The main ritual offering of this temple is toddy, an alcoholic beverage extracted from the coconut palm. The annual festival is a one-day ceremony conducted in March. The highlight of the festival is the Kettukazhcha. It is a striking example of the traditional celebrations of Kerala and attracts numerous people from the vicinity. The word Malanada literally means ‘Temple on a Hill’ and true to its name, Malanada is situated on a small hill. Unlike in other temples, there is no idol nor Sreekovil (inner sanctum where the idol is situated) in Malanada. There is only a Nada (Temple) on a Mala (Hill). From the hill, to the South and West can be seen the green fields of paddy and to the North and East, habitated agricultural land. In place of Sreekovil and idol there is a raised platform called Althara (Mandapam). In the absence of an idol, devotees submit themselves to a divine power through a mental process of Sankalpam. (imagination)

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  • Category
    Pilgrimage Places, Temple
  • Location
    Sasthamcotta

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Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Duryodhana Temple

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