Rameswaram Mahadeva Temple Amaravila Neyyattinkara
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Two Rameswaram Mahadeva Temples are included in the 108 Shivalayams. The second one is the Rameswaram Mahadeva Temple located at Amaravila near Neyyattinkara in Thiruvanathapuram district. This temple is situated on the bank of Neyyar river. Rameswaram is 2.5 Km away from the Amaravila checkpost in NH 47.
Local people believes that Lord Rama worshipped Mahadeva at this place and hence the name Rameswaram. The east facing Shiva Lingam is inside the circular sreekovil. There is also a Parvathy prathishta facing west inside the Sreekovil. Ganapathy and Naga devathas are the subdeities. Thiruvalla Thukalssery Kuzhikkkattu Bhattathiri is the Tantri of this temple. Rameswaram temple is managed by Travancore Devaswom Board.
The ten day long annual utsavam is in Dhanu (December - January) with arattu on Thiruvathira day. Shivarathry is also celebrated here and on that day there will be special poojas for Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathy. Women from different parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu will offer Ponkala Nivedyam to Parvathy Devi on Shivarathry day. Large number of devotees will participate the Bali Tharppana ritual conducted in Neyyar river on Karkkidaka Vavu day.
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