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Sun Temple at Adityapuram, Kottayam

 

Legend has it that many centuries ago, a member of the Marangattu Kapikkad Mana (famous Namboodiri family) worshipped the Sun God and received his blessing to eventually place an idol of the Lord at a temple. The Surya Temple at Adityapuram is the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Aditya, the Sun God. It is said that the idol itself is made of a special type of stone that absorbs oil. Located in Iravimangalam near Kaduthuruthy in Kottayam district, the last Sundays of the months of November-December and April-May see grand celebrations here. These are considered auspicious as per the Zodiac and devotees pour in from across the country to join in the festivities.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 26 km

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 47 km

Location

Latitude: 9.75643, Longitude: 76.490135

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