Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Mahadeva Temple, Aluva

The Mahadeva Temple at Aluva on the sand banks of Periyar river. 



The unique feature of this temple is that the Shivalinga is not enshrined within the walls of temple. The temple has no walls at all i.e., it is a open temple. 



As per legend the Shivalinga is installed by Lord Parasurama and worshiped by Lord Sri Rama. 




The Shiva Linga faces east and there is a Nandi in-front of the temple. During the rainy season most of the temple is submerged in river.

19 comments:

joshidaniel.com said...

nice :)

Photo Cache said...

Happy skywatching.

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Jeevan said...

Interesting temple and also beautiful with all pillars and tiled roof!

Alexander said...

Nice capture of the simple temple.

Have a good weekend!

Alexander
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Barb said...

Hi Rajesh, Oh, my - hard to believe that the temple gets submerged in the rainy season. I'm wondering if that other building beside it also gets flooded? Happy spring to you and your family.

joo said...

I love the second photo!

Wandering Wren said...

This interesting that it is so open, it is very welcoming because of this!
Thanks for coming on my virtual tour of Victoria!
Have a lovely weekend
Wren

carol l mckenna said...

Always fascinating temple shots ~ I wonder how many temples are in your country ~

Happy Weekend to you, ^_^

edenhills said...

Beautiful. I always get the desire to travel whenever I visit here.

Kathe W. said...

I like the open air concept! Cheers!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

What a beautiful place of peace!
Might I interest you in the Roofless Church of New Harmony, Indiana? (http://tinyurl.com/zgbphzk)
Have a Happy Day!!
Peace :)

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Interesting fact to know about this temple. It looks lovely by the riverside.

2travelling sisters said...

The temple is surrounded by scenic beauty, beautiful shots of the river and temple...

Yogi Saraswat said...

looking Beautiful !!

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Its indeed an unique place, thanks for sharing.

purba chakraborty said...

Such a wonderful place. Thanks for sharing :)

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Peaceful place

D.Nambiar said...

Nice to know about the temple without walls. Interesting to know that in the rainy season the water from the Periyar takes over the temple.

Thank you, Rajesh.

Rajeev Moothedath said...

Interesting...