Thevalakkadu Sree Dhanwanthari Temple Kulasekharamangalam, Vaikom, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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About Thevalakkattu Sree Dhanwanthiri Temple

This 400 year old temple is situated in Kulasekharamangalam, Vaikom of Kottayam district in Kerala and is on the banks of the Muvattupuzha river (Muvattupuzha Aaru Malayalam: മൂവാറ്റുപുഴയാര്) which starts and flows through Muvattupuzha town runs for 121 km and enters into the Kottayam district. This is one of the important temples in Kerala. This temple is dedicated to Sree Dhanwanthari moorthy, who is worshiped by Hindus as the God of Ayurveda - the health science. Temples with Dhanwanthari Idol installations are rare enough and temples with Sree Dhanwanthari murthi as the presiding deity is rarer. Thevalakkattu Sree Dhanwanthari Temple is one of the important temple in Kerala.


Kochammavan

Sarpakavu

Ganapathi

Sree Dhanwanthari is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu, one among the trinity is regarded as the one managing the maintenance of the universe. Hindu Puranas mentioned that Sree Dhanwanthari made his appearance from Palazhi, carrying the Amruth kumbh (the elixir of life and rejuvenation) while Gods (Devas) and Demons (Asuras) were churning the Palazhi, in search of a remedy for the senility befell on gods as a result of a curse by the Maharshi Durvasavu.

In meditation, Sree Dhanwanthari is visualized as a four-handed, dark-complexioned God carrying Sankha (the holy bugle of Lord Vishnu), Chakra (the revolving blade), the bowl of Amruth (the potion of eternal life and rejuvenation), and Jalooka – the leach used by Ayurvedic practitioners to suck away the vitiated blood from the body.


Hanuman Nada

Upasana Murthikal

Valiyammavan & Saktheya Bhagavati

Ayurvedic doctors (vaidyas) used to worship Lord Dhanwanthari in their poojas. As such, doctors of all schools offer their prayers at Dhanwanthari temple for the success in their profession. People suffering from chronic illnesses regard the Dhanwanthari temple as their last resort , and make prayers and offerings at this temple for permanent relief from their sufferings.


Aalthara

Khethrakkinar

Moovattupuzha Aaru
The Dhanwanthari temple at Kulasekharamangalam is more than 400 years old and is managed by Thevalakkattu family which is migrated from north Kerala. This temple has seen many renovations over the centuries to reach the current state. This temple got renovated recently, along with its thidappally, reconstruction of the Temple chuttambalam of Sree Dhanwanthari and also constructed a spacious auditorium (Kalyana Mandapam) and sadyalayam. Irrespective of religion all the walks of people are doing their offerings


Raktheshwari & Bhadrakali

Sarpa Kavu

Rakshass

Dhanwanthari temple is situated in the middle encompassing a square 'Garbha Griha' in which the principal deity is installed. There is a 'mandapam' in front of the Sreekovil. The temple faces eastwards and has a tile-roofed outer square temple (Nalambalam). Idols of Lord Ganapati and Lord Hanuman are installed inside the Nalambalam. Outside, on the right side of the nalambalam, temples of Raktheshwari, Bhagawathi and Valiyammavan are situated. The temple well on the right side of the nalambalam, the water from which alone is used for preparing 'Nevedyas'. This water remains pure through all seasons and is believed to have medicinal qualities.

Infront of the temple, outside of the Nalampalam, Nagaraja and other Nagar Gods are installed. Outside, on the right side of the Naalambalam, once can see the dieties of upasana murties.


Auditorium

Nalambalam

Balithara


Thevalakkadu Sree Dhanwanthari Temple
Kulasekharamangalam, Vaikom, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Phone: +91-4829-273253 Email: info@sreedhanwantharitemple.in


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