Saturday Jun 15, 2024

Shivalaya Ottam 11- Thirupanticode Bhaktavachleshwarar Temple, Kanyakumari

Address

Shivalaya Ottam 11- Thirupanticode Bhaktavachleshwarar Temple, Thirupanticode, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu -629169

Diety

Bhaktavachleshwarar / Mahadevar.

Introduction

Bhaktavachleshwarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Thirupanticode, Kanyakumari. Presiding Deity is called as Bhaktavachleshwarar / Mahadevar. This temple is one in the Shivalaya Ottam temples. Thirparappu is the eleventh temple for the Shivalaya Ottam. The Temple is located at about 15 Kms from Vilavancode and 61 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Kuzhithurai and Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.

Puranic Significance

This temple is closely associated with the Tiruvidangur state history. The Temple is believed to be 1000 years old. In 1680 one Moghul king came here to attack the abode. The effects are seen on the Lord’s idol. Tiruvidangur king Mulam Thirunal renovated this temple. Lord Shiva broke Vishnu Horn in Varaha form: After Mahavishnu in the form of a wild pig brought back the earth in place by killing the demon king Hiranya, he is still not came out of his anger of war, was disturbing the worlds. The devas surrendered to the Lord Shiva who broke his horn and brought him back to his normalcy. Lord Vishnu realized his mistake and worshipped the Lord and requested him to be adorned by the horn he broke. The Lord blessed him wearing the horn to his head beautifully. This temple is supposedly associated with this Puranic event. Sage Vyakarapadhar worshipped Lord Shiva here: Sage Vyakarapadhar visited this place and worshipped Lord Shiva here.

Special Features

Presiding Deity is called as Bhaktavachleshwarar / Mahadevar. This temple is one in the Shivalaya Ottam temples. The temple Sanctum is a double layered cone. Kerala styled temple.

Festivals

• Shivalaya Ottam • Shivaratri • Thiruvadirai

Century/Period/Age

1000 Years old

Managed By

Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department (HRCE)

Nearest Bus Station

Thirupanticode

Nearest Railway Station

Kuzhithurai

Nearest Airport

Thiruvananthapuram.

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