Perumthatta Siva Temple

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  Idol:  Siva
  Distance from Guruvayur: 1 km
  Updadevas : Ganapathi,  Subrahmannya, 
  Bhagavathy,  Sastavu, Rakshassu,   Naga

The Perumthatta Mahadeva Temple one of the legendary 108 Shivalayas of Kerala is situated at a distance of nearly half-a-kilometer to the south of the famous Sri Krishna temple of Guruvayur. This Shiva Kshetra too was once a great center of pilgrimage. The history of Perumthatta temple is shrouded in mystery. There is no known evidence of record indicating the date of construction or who constructed it. But the fact that it is mentioned in the ancient Tamil work Thirukovai as one of the Shivalayas visited by the Bhakthasiromony Sundaramoorthy Nayanar and his entourage is proof enough that this temple was already a flourishing center of pilgrimage in that distant past.

The Perumthatta temple has survived quite a few on slautes by vandals over the centuries. Legend has it that the soldiers of Tippu Sulthan, who camped near the temple premises, once demolished this temple. It is believed that the Lord's wrath fell on the marauders in the form of mortal diseases. The penitent soldiers to appease The Lord by offering Him His favorite archana - Elaneer Abhishekam (pouring of tender coconut water over the idol). The sultan and his men left the place only after making arrangements for regular abhishekam as a token of their thanks giving.

Sri Perumthatta Siva Temple
Karakkad, Guruvayur, 680101

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