Mamanam Temple

Mamanam temple is situated on the eastern bank of Irikkur River. This part of the country was formerly occupied by Namboodiri Brahmins. They were living there as a ‘gramam’ exclusively. The surrounding land was all dense forest. During Tipu’s invasion, the entire ‘gramam’ was destroyed by the invading army. Most of the Nambooris were slaughtered, and the remaining fled, abandoning all their belongings and their temples. There were two temples: one Vishnu temple at Kannamgode and another Devi temple at Mamanam. Both the temples were destroyed by the invading army. Many years later, after the English established themselves as the ruling power, the Kalliat Thazhathveettil family acquired vast areas of land in Irikkur and neighboring places. Their acquisitions included the sites and ruins of the old Mahadevi Temple. They were themselves devotees of the Devi already. They had a shrine in their Tarwad house for Devi worship. In Devaprashnam, it was revealed that Devi wanted her to be worshipped in Saktheya form. The Brahmins were doing Sathwick Aradhana before. The Aradhnas were changed to Saktheya type in accordance with Devi’s wishes. Special priests from Pidarar (Moosad) community were bought and settled in the immediate vicinity of the temple. When the original Pidarar family became extinct for want of progeny, another was brought from Badagara 75 years ago. The present priests are their descendants.

Mamanam Temple Timings

Morning (Opening Hours) Pooja 5.45 am

Noon (Re-Opening) Pooja 10.45 pm

Evening Pooja 6.05 pm

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