(Last Updated on : 15-02-2013)
Thumpamon Vadakkumnatha Temple, an age old temple whispering several fascinating legendary fables of the bygone eras, is located Pathanamthitta District
in the Indian state
The temple has two Sreekovils i.e. sanctum sanctorum located around the temple complex. The first Sreekovil is dedicated to a deity named as Vadakkumnatha. It is believed by the worshippers that the Lord installed in the temple is a form of Lord Shiva
. Few other devotees believe that the deity is a representation of Muruga i.e. Lord Kartikeya
while others are of the opinion that it is a form of Lord Vishnu
. However, as per common belief the deity resembles Lord Buddha
It is believed that the deity housed in the second sanctum sanctorum or garbhagriha known as Thekkumnathan is Balamuruga. According to legendary tales it was earlier worshipped by Sakthi Bhadra the author of Acharya Chudamani. It is a drama for Koodiyatta. The Sreekovil has been adorned with magnificent mural paintings that augment its beauty.
Devotees can easily access the temple by availing the buses plying from the nearby cities such as Pandalam, Pathanamthitta, Adoor, Kozhenchery.
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