Hanumankavu Temple Alathiyur

Hanumankavu Temple is a historic Hindu temple in Tirur, Malappuram. This temple, which is associated with Ramayana, attracts many devotees from inside and outside Kerala. It is believed that temple has a history of more than 3000 years and Hanuman, a vanara companion of Rama, jumped and flew to Srilanka in search of Sveta Devi from here. It was once a major temple in Vettathunadu kingdom. Temple has deities of Lord Rama and Hanuman inside and Lakshmana outside of the temple. Hanuman’s head is tilted slightly to the left in a way of listening to the words of Lord Rama.In Lanka, it is believed that Rama was giving the sutra to find Goddess Sita.

Alathiyur Hanumankavu Temple is gaining more popularity in India and even outside of the country. Former Tamilnadu chief minister J.Jayalalithaa, former Union minister P. Chidambaram and former Srilankan Prime Minister Renil Vikramasinghe are among the notables who visited here.

Both Palpayasam and Avil (kneaded beaten rice) are offered to Rama and Hanuman as nivedyam respectively. Many devotees come here to ease their purposes and to remove obstacles for foreign trips.

How to reach Hanumankavu Temple

Tirur is the nearest railway station and regular bus services are available between Tirur bus station and Kuttippuram. Pilgrims can get off Musliarangadi bus stop near BP Angadi. Autorikshas are available to temple complex. Pilgrims traveling from Ponnani through Chamravattom Bridge can stop in BP Angadi then travel by bus to Kuttippuram.

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