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.
Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 26 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 47 km
Latitude: 9.75643, Longitude: 76.490135