Kilimarthukava Temple Kadakkal Kerala

Kilimarthukava Temple or Kilimarathukavu Shiva Parvathy Temple in Kadakkal is a popular Hindu temple in Kollam District of Kerala, India. The temple is one of the ancient shrines in South India.

Specialities of Kilimarathukavu Temple


 One of the main speciality of Kilimarathukavu temple is that it has two Lord Shiva deities; one is the main Shiva and the other is Mahanadan. Sree Parvathy Devi is on the same Sreekovil near to Lord Shiva. Kunkumam pooja is special for Parvathy Devi. It is said that the Shiva here is Ardhanarishvara. This temple is also well known for the biggest cult image of Lord Dharma Sastha. Lord Hanuman temple is located at the centre of temple pond.

The temple pujas are strictly followed. This is one of the ancient temples in South Kerala which is thousands of years old one. It was believed that the old temple was destroyed in the past and only the idols were left behind. In the 21st century, the people surrounded by the temple thought of renovating it to give the temple a new face. As a result, the new temple construction was completed and the daily poojas restarted.

Kilimarathukavu Shiva Parvathy Temple Kadakkal Kollam Kerala


Important Festivals at Kilimarthukava Temple


The important festivals celebrated here are Maha Shivarathri, Skantha Shashti and Navarathri. On the same day of Shivarathri, after Athazha Pooja Lord Shiva is received outside the main Sreekovil and is placed in a specially designed Mandapam outside the Sreekovil. On the same day devotees donate “Para” for Lord Shiva which is a ritual the temple. Navarathri is the main festival for Sree Parvathy Devi. As a part of Navarathri, Devi will be dressed up on different forms of Devi on each day and on Vijayadhasami it is Goddess Saraswathi Devi. On Skandha Shashti on Thulam Malayalam month, devotees will get prasadam from 07:00 am onwards.

The uniqueness of the temple is that every quantity prepared as prasadam will be taken for pooja. Kumarasukthapushpaneali is the main pooja done for Lord Murugan here. Another pooja for Lord Murugan is Vettila donation. Devotees can donate one Betel leaf, one arecanut, one lemon and one coin on every Tuesdays. This can be donated one to one hundred and eight weeks continuously.

Veda and Yoga Classes


In temple Veda and yoga classes are being held. Veda class is schedulded on all Sundays from morning 06:30 to 08:00 am which is taken free of cost by Sri Sathyasai Veda Vahihi with the help of temple advisory committee. Yoga class is being held daily from Morning 05:30 am to 06:30 am.

Location of Kilimarathukavu Shiva Parvathy Temple


The Temple is located about 44 km from Kollam and 46 km from Thiruvananthapuram. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport. The nearest railway station is Varkala Railway Station. Public and private transports are available to reach this temple.



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