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History

Pallassana village always fills the minds of the visitors with happiness and calm exuded by its verdant green fields and divine vibratins of Lord Siva at Murukkuli Okkanamkode in Pallassana, Palakkad District.

We have great pleasure in informing you that the Jeernodharanam, Punapr-athishta, Kumbhabhishekam, etc. have been prescribed in accordance with Ashtamangala Prasnam by the renowned astrologers Sri. Padoor Radhakrishna Panicker, Sri Pallasana Peethambara Panicker and others. Various parihara karmas as suggested in Ashtamangala Prasna Charthu have been completed under the aegis of our temple Tanthri Brahmasri Mapranam Animangalathu Mana Sri-vallabhan Namboothiripad.

Now we have to take up in the right earnest the main task of Punarudharana Karmas, Punaprathishta, Kumbhabhishekam, etc.

Needless to mention that your whole hearted support in making the above ventures successful is most essential and we appeal you all to contribute your might for this divine cause and take the blessings of Lord Siva in abundance. He is penniless voluntarily but seat of all wealth. Hence He will shower you with health, wealth and prosperity. The plan of the temple renovation project is given at below of the page. The estimate of each item of contribution is also given. You may kindly inform us about the item you wish to sponsor. Organisations can also sponsor for this divine cause. Details are given for remittance of donations at donations page.

The ancient Murukkuli Okkanamkode Sree Siva Temple, owned by Kuthiravattom Swaroopam is situated to the northern side of the vast pond of Okkanamkode in Pallassana Grama Panchayath of Palakkad District, Kerala. According to Prof. K.V. Krishnayyar, an eminent historian, the history of Kuthiravattom Swaroopam dates back to the late half of 15th century AD. The Swaroopam, existed as ‘Kizhakkantala Kappavan’ meaning the guardians of eastern side during the reign of Zamorins of Kozhikode. Later, when British took over, the Swaroopam remained in the status of ‘Sthani Janmi’ meaning accredited land lords and they kept a dignified profile with out any extravagant paraphernalia attached to lordship. Swaroopam established several irrigation projects, schools and temples. The Okkanamkode pond and the temple would have been established in this process. The vast pond is locally called ‘Talakkulam’ meaning head storage yielding water for agriculture. The rock outcrop formation inside the pond would have been aptly selected as a temple site for ensuring the spiritual elightment of the agro based society. The members of the royal Kuthiravattom Swaroopam still maintain and nurture the cultural heritage passed on to them through ages. The decision of the Swaroopam to hand over the pond temporarily to the local self government for utilizing the same for the purpose of coaching for swimming, water conservation and ecological balance etc. points to this matured social commitment. Moreover, the Swaroopam entrusted the temple - now in ruins - to ‘Pallassana Temple Renovation Committee’ to renovate the same and assured all sorts of support to the committee to meet the end.

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