Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple Kottayam

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Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple  Pilgrimage Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple was constructed in the early 16th century by the Raja of Thekkumkur. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and represents beautiful Kerala style of architecture. The temple is adorned with murals that depict themes of Hindu epics. The annual ten-day festival at the temple which draws to a close with the Aaraattu ceremony, is a prime attraction for tourists. Usually nine caparisoned elephants take part in the Aaraattu procession, which begins in the afternoon. Folk arts like Mayilattom, Velakali etc., are presented in the temple premises in the evening. Another major attraction is the Kathakaliperformances during the festival.