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Uravappara Temple

Malayala Palani

Uravappara is a hillock temple situated at Olamattom in Idukki District. The presiding deity is Lord Muruga as Bala Subramanya. The temple is also known by the name Malayala Palani. It is perched at a height of about 500 ft above sea level and can be reached by a flight of steps.

It is believed that the deity is a self born one. The annual festival of the temple falls in the Malayalam month of Makaram (January/February). The main offerings to the deity are salt and pepper.

The history of the temple is linked with Pandavas, the five renowned brothers who are central characters in the epic Mahabharata. Legend has it that Pandavas spent a few days in the temple premises during their exile. A pond here is believed to have been made by Bhim, one among the Pandavas. When there was scarcity of water for the puja, he made this pond by forcibly applying his foot on the rock.

Regular bus services connect Olamattom with Thodupuzha and Muvattupuzha. Kottayam Railway Station is the nearest railhead.

Updated on 23rd January, 2019
District: Idukki
Location: Olamattom


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