Vaikom Sree Mahadeva Temple

Vaikom Sree Mahadeva Temple

Vaikom in Kottayam district of the southern state of India, Kerala, is one of the main pilgrim centres of the south. Famous for the Vaikkath Asthami celebrations in November/December, it is one of the few temples which is held in reverence by both Shaivaites and the Vaishnavaites. Vaikkom’s Shiva is fondly called Vaikkathappan. The Shiva Linga here is believed to be from the ‘Treta yuga’ and considered as one of the oldest temples in Kerala where pooja has not been broken since inception.

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Vaikom Ashtami


Vaikathashtami, observed in the Malayalam month Vrishchikam on the eight day after full moon day, is one of the most popular temple festivals in Kerala. Vaikathashtami 2020 is on the 8th of December 2020. The festival is held at the famous Vaikom Mahadeva Temple at Vaikom near Kottayam in Kerala. Lord Shiva is worshipped here in the form of a Shivling, which is believed to have been formed during the Tretayuga.

This year the festivities, poojas and offerings will be conducted in strict adherence to the COVID 19 protocol. As a result, the visit to the temple will be strictly controlled.

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