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Sri Tirukaladiappan temple



Moolavar : Kaladi Appan (Sri Kannan)
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : Pavalamalli
Theertham : Poorna River
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Sasalam
City : Kaladi
District : Ernakulam
State : Kerala

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   Lord Kannan?s installation is celebrated in the temple each year with abishek, Kalasabishekam, Navadanya ( 9 pulses) pooja. Those afflicted by Graha doshas, facing obstacles in marriage proposals, aspirants of high education and fine arts


Temple's Speciality:

   The idol-Vigraha of the Lord is 3.5 feet tall made of Anjana stone which has the properties of iron and copper. It is noteworthy that the Vigrahas of Lord Guruvayurappan and the one in this temple are the only ones made of anjana stone.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and 5.50 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Tirukaladiappan Temple, Kalady Devasthanam, Sri Krishna Temple, Kalady, Ernakulam district ? 638 574.


Phone:

   91- 93888 62321.


General Information:

   At the right of Kannan Sivan, Parvathy, Ganapathy are there. In the Namaskara mandapam Parasuramar, Aadhi sankarar sannathi are available. Continuation to this Lamps are there. Ayyapan are there in surronding.?


Prayers:

   Those seeking child boon stand in the Namaskara Mandap and pray to the Lord. After getting the child, they revisit the temple with the child and hang the cradles. They place the child on the step of the sanctum sanctorum. They also apply butter to the Lord to realize their wishes. Salvation to crocodile: One day Sri Sankara was bathing in Poorna river. A crocodile in the river suddenly caught hold of his legs and began to pull him down. Aryambal screamed. The whole village gathered. Sankara came to know what would happen then. He told his mother that he would be relieved of the crocodile?s grip if he embraced Sanyasa instantaneously on the spot. To have the son alive, the mother agreed. As a rule, the mother should give her consent to the son if he wished to become a sanyasi. The crocodile who was but a Gandharva was in the river due to the curse of sage Durvasa. Sooner the feet of Sankara touched him, he was relieved of the curse and went free.


Thanks giving:

   On getting a child, devotees come to the temple with a cradle offer. They place the child on the steps and take back after offering a contribution ? Kanikkai.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Kaladi: Sankara?s mother used to walk a long distance each day to have her bath in Periyaru river and worship Lord Kanna in the temple. Age did no allow her to walk as before but she could not stop the habit. Sankara felt sorry for her mother and prayed to the Lord. A voice from the space told Sankara that the river would flow to the place where he placed his feet. It was a miracle that Periyaru began to flow at the spot near Sankara?s house. The village known as Sashalam till then, came to be known as Kaladi meaning foot print (of Sri Sankara). As mark of his gratitude to the Lord, Sri Sankara built a temple for his family deity in the year 795 AD and installed Tirukaladiappan-Kannan. The river too got the name Poorna. The first Aarattu Viszha for Kaladipaan was performed at this spot. Sankara?s mother was happy to continue her prayers without difficulty.


Temple History:

   Sri Sankara is revered as the incarnation of Lord Shiva, born to Sivaguru and Aryambal. They were praying Trissur Vadakkunathar for a long time seeking child boon.? Sri Vadakkunathar blessed them with a male child in the year 788 AD and the child was Sankara.? Father Sivaguru passed away when Sankara was three years old.? An extrordinarily brilliant Sankara mastered the Sastras and the Vedas before he was seven.? He was serving the aged Aryambal and wisely obtained the permission from the mother to embrace Sanyasa.??Sankara?s mother used to walk a long distance each day to have her bath in Periyaru river and worship Lord Kanna in the temple. Age did no allow her to walk as before but she could not stop the habit. Sankara felt sorry for her mother and prayed to the Lord. A voice from the space told Sankara that the river would flow to the place where he placed his feet. It was a miracle that Periyaru began to flow at the spot near Sankara?s house. The village known as Sashalam till then, came to be known as Kaladi meaning foot print (of Sri Sankara). As mark of his gratitude to the Lord, Sri Sankara built a temple for his family deity in the year 795 AD and installed Tirukaladiappan-Kannan. The river too got the name Poorna. The first Aarattu Viszha for Kaladipaan was performed at this spot. Sankara?s mother was happy to continue her prayers without difficulty One day Sri Sankara was bathing in Poorna river. A crocodile in the river suddenly caught hold of his legs and began to pull him down. Aryambal screamed. The whole village gathered. Sankara came to know what would happen then. He told his mother that he would be relieved of the crocodile?s grip if he embraced Sanyasa instantaneously on the spot. To have the son alive, the mother agreed. As a rule, the mother should give her consent to the son if he wished to become a sanyasi. The crocodile who was but a Gandharva was in the river due to the curse of sage Durvasa. Sooner the feet of Sankara touched him, he was relieved of the curse and went free.


Special Features:

   Scientific Based?The idol of Lord Kannan is made of Anjana stone that has high properties of iron and copper. A powerful idol. Only Guruvayur and Kaladi temple have this idol.


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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