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Thrikkannamangal is a village in the taluk of Kottarakara in the Kollam District of Kerala, India. This town is named so because it was the direction that the Kings of old, standing in their palace, would face in the morning. The city of Kottarakara is named so because it served as a place for the kings' "kottaram," or palace. It has people of many faiths and political leanings.
There is a strong Hindu presence as well as a strong Christian presence. The Muslim population, though significant, is not as large the Hindu or Christian.
The idol of Mahavishnu is erected facing westword and ‘Garuda’ facing it from the opposite. The kulashyva Brahmins settled here following the tussle between the Elayidath dynasty and Ettyapuram Lords. At present it is under the Thiruvithamkoor Devasom Board taken from the Kadalaymana Thampurans who owned a number of temples. The NagaRaja idol of this temple is famous. The Ayilya puja in the month of ‘Kanni’ attracts thousands of devotees. All the usual ceremonial rites are also offered at the doors of temples of Mahaganapathi, Mahadevar, Manikandaswami, Mada swami.
The festival of this temple is celebrated on the ‘Utram’ in the month of ‘Medam’. The peculiar practice of offering food of the deity is also famous. The other special offerings are payasam, Unniyappam and Noorum Palum. The first fruit is also offered.
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