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                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Lord Shiva Temple is at the Chadayamangalam Junction, the temple faces the east. There are many legends/histories about  the name “Chadayamangalam” one of them is that the name is derived from the word Jadayan that is another name of Lord Shiva.  The place where Jadayan resides is Jadayamangalam, and in the course of time it is transformed as Chadayamangalam.   10-day long main annual festival celebrated here is on  Thiruvathira star in the month of Meenam of Malayalam  era. Several special poojas are performed on this  occasion and the festival ends with Arattu (divine bath) at Arattukadavu. Arattukadavu is nearly one kilometer from  the temple. Thalapoli, ornamented and decorated  elephants, chendamelam, pandimelam, mayilattam and  other festival floats are accompanied the idol of Lord  Mahadeva for holy bathing.  Mahasivarathri is also celebrated with special poojas,  cultural programs etc.   Annual Pongala Mahotsavam is also celebrated here.  Hundreds of women devotees from the all corners of the  life and from different parts of Kerala assemble here to  participate in the Pongala Mahotsavam.   Other programs like Sapthaham, Maha Ganapathy Homam and Lasharchana are also taken place occasionally.   During Makaravilaku Maholsavam, the peta thullal procession accompanied by chendamelam and festival floats will make darsans  and take blessing from Shrimahadeva before proceeding to Shri Kunjayappa Temple.  Shrimahadeva temple has a sacred pond, or Theerthakulam, out side the temple wall. Devotees in earlier days used to take a dip in  the pond or wash their hands and feet before going into the temple. Lord Siva is the presiding deity. Lord Gananapathy, Nagaraja,  Naga Yakshi are the minor deities.   Travancore Devasom Board administrates the temple. 
                                                                                                                                                                                      Arattukadavu, the name itself speaks about the place. Lord Mahadeva of Chadayamangalam takes holy bath here on the final day of 10 days long annual festival celebrations. Arattukadavu is located on the banks of the famous Ithikara River and on the way to Ayoor from Chadayamangalam, just one kilometer from Chadayamangalam junction. The 10-day annual festival at the Mahadeva Temple  begins with the hosting of flag and closes with the Arat ceremony. On the 10th day after the flag is brought  down, the festival procession which reaches the  Chadayamangalam junction after making a round of  Jadayupara is welcomed by the local residents of the  different areas and will lead to the Aratu kadavu in the  Ithikara river accompanied by thalapoli, ornamented  and decorated elephants, chendamelam, pandimelam, mayilattam and other festival floats besides the traditional temple  percussion. After the holy bath Lord Mahaveva will go back to the divine place and ends the annual festival, which is on the day of  Thiruvathira star in the month of Meenam (Malayalam era).   On the Aratu day, at the Arattukadavu the local residents arrange various programs, which include Annadhanam, distribution of  Prasadam and Sweets etc. During the Makaravilakku festival of Shri Kunjayyappa Temple, Ayyappa devotees are assembled here  for Irumudi kettu nirakkal and proceed to Shri Kujayyappa temple with Irumudi kettu as a procession for darshan.   The other main religious activity takes place at the Arattukadu is Karkidaka Vavubali in the Malayalam month of Karkidakam.  Thousands of people are assembled here to perform the Vavubali. Karkidaka Vavubali is the important Hindu religious observance,  performed in honour of the forefathers. Iftar party is arranged during Ramzan and during Christmas carol singing and various programs are arranged here.    The local residents have formed a social service organization named “Vadakkekara Shreemahadeva Charitable Trust” to look after  and facilitating these programs with the help of local residents. 
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