Amid the lush green paddy fields and plantations, near the foothills of Mookkunnimala, is the sixth temple in the Shivalaya ottam circuit, the Pannipagam Mahadevar temple. The Lord here is in the form of Kirathamurthy or the hunter incarnation.
The God here is believed to be in the form of Kirathaka Murthi or hunter. Lord Shiva had taken this incarnation to hunt the demon Mookasura who took the form of a wild boar. The Lord had also blessed Arjuna who was performing penance, with Pashupathiasthra.This temple is part of the famous Shivalaya Ottam.
This is a small temple built in Tamil architectural style. The Vimana or the roof above the sanctum is well sculpted.The temple has a state of Nandi wherein, the bull sits in a mandapa surrounded by lamps facing his Lord. The temple is built in stone. The temple also has a statue of Kala Bhairava, the fierceness of the Lord.
Devotees are advised to wear clean and traditional clothing. Western attire are not allowed in the temples of Tamil Nadu
Kanyakumari district is the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula. The traditions and customs of the people are similar to those of the people of Kerala. Padmanabhapuram was the was the erstwhile capital of Travancore.
The priests perform daily rituals and puja to the diety.
flowers, incense .
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