Ettumanoor also referred as Ettumanur is a major town in Kottayam District of Kerala . Ettumanoor is located 11 kilometers north-east of Kottayam town, 65 km from Cochin and 73 km from Cochin International Airport. The state Highway No.1 popularly known as the Main Central (MC) Road, passess through Ettumanoor, and is a major connecting link between Palai and beyond to the Western Ghats and to the commercial capital of Kerala - Kochi. Ettumanoor is en route to the tourist resort at wagamon and Poonjar.
Ettumanoor Temple, popularly known as Ettumaanur Mahadevar Temple, is among the most visited temples of Kerala. The main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva. It is said that Pandava and Sage Vyasa have also worshipped in this temple. Located at Ettumanoor in Kottayam district of Kerala, the name of the place has originated from the word ‘Manoor', which means ‘Home of Deer'. Apart from Shiva, devotees also worship Goddess Bhagavati, Lord Sastha, Lord Ganapathy and Yakshi in this temple.
Arattu is a hugely organized temple festival on the day of Thiruvathira in February - March. It follows a 10-day celebration that attracts a number of devotees especially on the eighth and the tenth day. On the eighth day, the idol of the deity is taken into a procession to a beautifully adorned site of the temple and an amazing treasure of the temple ‘the seven and a half elephants' made of gold representing as eight Dik Paalakas are exhibited in front of thousands of followers.
Ettumanoor also referred as Ettumanur is a major town in Kottayam District of Kerala . Ettumanoor is located 11 kilometers north-east of Kottayam town, 65 km from Cochin and 73 km from Cochin International Airport.
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