Thirumandhamkunnu Temple, Angadipuram

Thirumandhamkunnu Temple is a historically significant Hindu temple in Angadipuram near Perintalmanna which is known as the capital city of Valluvanad,in Malappuram district, Kerala state, South India. The temple deity, Thirumandhamkunnilamma, was the para devatha (official goddess) of the kings of Valluvanad, the local feudal kings ruled the area in the Middle Ages. The assassins (called Chavers) of Valluvanad king set out from this temple to Thirunavaya, to participate in the famous Mamankam festival. A memorial structure called the chaver thara (“platform of the assassins”) can be found in front of the main entrance of the Thirumanthamkunnu Temple.

The temple is also an important pilgrim center, especially for the eleven-day long annual festival celebrated in March and April months of the Gregorian calendar. The “principle deity” of temple is the Hindu god Shiva. Other deities include goddess Bhagavathi, locally called as Thirumandhamkunnilamma and the elephant god Ganesha, for whom the famous Marriage Offering (Mangalya puja) is performed. Mangalya Puja, Rigveda Laksharchana, Chandattam and Kalampattu are the important religious offerings of the Thirumanthamkunnu Temple.


Town:
Angadipuram is located 1.5 km away from Perinthalmanna Taluk headquarters at Chennai-Calicut road. It is connected with national highway (NH-213) from Palghat (Palakkad) to Calicut (Kozhikode) via Perinthalmanna.
Airport:
Karipur International Airport is about 40 km away
Railway Station:
Angadipuram Railway Station, about a km; Cherukara Railway Station is about 10 km and Tirur Railway Station is about 40 km away
District:
Malappuram
Longitude:
10.990955
Latitude:
76.204391

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