Puthumana Maha Ganapathy Devasthanam
Location : Thuruthy, Kottayam
About The Temple :
On the Kottayam-Changanassery route, 1 ~ kms from Thuruti In. on the way to Kavalam in the Sasthangal Junction this holy Devasthanam is situated. 21 different idols of Ganapathi representing various Bhavas (expressions) is worshipped here. Devotees can have darshan only the idol of Siddhi Vinayaka Bhava. The other idols of Ganapati with different Bhavas which are worshipped in a traditional Arappura can be seen only by the Poojaris and Thantris. Vigneswara Bali is a special ritual that is conducted once in every three months. It is the Upasanamoorthy ofThuruthi Puthumana lllom and Poojaand Thantram are done by the lllom itself. Maha Ganapathy is worshipped in a separate Manthrikapura of the illom. The annual festival is Vinayaka Chaturthi. For curing diseases Karuga Moodal, fulfIlment of desires Ganapathi Prathal, removal of obstacles in marriage Ganapathiyoottu and for prosperity and removal of enemies Ganeshasadhya etc have brought fame to this Devasthanam. People from far and away come here to get rid of mental diseases by performing Vigneswara Bali.
Every year Triveda Mantra Japam , Soubhagya Homam, Jagan-Mohana Ganapathi Yanjam, Dwadasha Laksharchana etc are performed. The pendants (Elas) received from here, known as Ganeshayantras have miraculous power and are said to be very effective. Puthumana Maheswaran Namboothiri is the Melshanti (The Chief Priest) of this temple and Puthumana Iswaran Namboothiri is the Thantri and Puthumana Manu N amboothiri is the trustee of this famous Devasthanam.
Puthumana Ganapathy Devasthanam, Puthumana Thantra Vidyalayam, Thuruthy P.O., Changanassery, Kottayam, Ph: 0481 2320655, Mob: 94470 20655, 94476 60228.