Pulamanthole Sree Rudra Dhanwanthari Temple
Location : Pulamanthole, Malappuram
About The Temple :
Sree Rudra Dhanwanthari Temple which is about 3500 years old is situated in the centre of Pulamanthole. At the beginning only the idol of Siva was present. This temple belongs to the Ashtavaidya Pulamanthole Mooss family. Even then all Hindus were given freedom to worship in this ,temple from ancient times. Once the Travancore Maharaja suffered severe stomach pain. He was given treatment by various people but it was of no use, so messengers were sent to Pulamanthole Mana with Palaquin. When the royal messengers reached there, only a lady and a child were in the Illam. The Upanayanam ceremony had not yet been performed by the young boy. In those days only after Upanayanam knowledge of medicine would be granted. When the royal messengers gave the message the young boy was upset. He told his mother about the message. The mother told her son to tell the messengers that he could go only after 12 days Bhajana (prayers) in his family temple. So the young boy went to the family temple for Bhajana. On the 12th night Lord Siva came in the form of a Sanyasi (Monk) and gave him three tablets (pills). He also said that this medicine will cure the king. The king will offer many gifts but he should not accept instead he should ask the king to take the Idol of Dhanwanthari which is in the river Tamaraparni and install it on the left side of Siva and build a temple. Thus a Rudra Dhanwantari temple was built in Pulamanthole. People believe that all ailments can be cured if pray to the Lord and perform Vazhivadu (offerings) in this famous Sree Rudra Dhanwanthari Temple. Many patients even today visit the temple and pray to the Lord. The Ashtavaidya families are famous right from the beginning of Kerala. One of Ashtavaidya families is the famous Pulamanthole Mooss. Many people have heard and also experienced the greatness and effectiveness of their treatment. Many incurable diseases have been cured by their treatment. In the past, Rasayana . treatment was performed for Madana Mohana Malavika. In the same way today many famous people have known the effective treatment of Pulamanthole Mooss.
The famous emperor of Karnatic Music Sree Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar was cured by the treatment of Pulamanthole Mooss when he had an attack of paralysis. As an offering he built the roof (nadapanthal) over the pathway between both the Sreekovil of Sree Rudra Dhanwanthari temple. Usually after only Upanayanam Ayurveda is taught. After that before they start practising they have to attend Bhajana for one year and this method was followed in the past and even today. Most of the patients who come here are those who have tried different medical treatments and have met with failure. No one who came here for treatment has been disappointed. So the Pulamanthole Mooss family is very famous in the field of treatment. The Samadhi of Vagbhatacharya, the creator of Ashtangahridaya also was here. The Pulamanthole Mooss family is very holy in every way.
Sree Rudhra Dhanwanthari Temple, Pulamanthole, Malappuram 679323, Ph : 04933 267218, 267506