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    Vaikom Shiva Temple is one of the oldest and famous Siva temples in Kerala. Thousands of devotees throng to the temple throughout the year. The history of this temple is connected with the legendary Parasurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

    During the Vaikathashtami Festival the temple remains crowded with large crowds of devotees and also tourists. On the Asthami night a symbolic idol of Lord Shiva called Thidampu is taken out in procession.

    This festival a classical and cultural fair also takes place which is attended by lot of people. In the fair nigh long classical music and dance performances take place

    How to Reach Vaikom Temple

    By Air
    The nearest airport for visiting the temple is Nedumbassery Airport in Cochin, which is 58 km away from Vaikom.

    By Rail
    Vaikom railway station is the nearest railway station to the temple. Various important trains pass through this station.

    By Road:
    Vaikom is located 33 km south of Ernakulam and 40 km north of Kottayam. The temple is connected to the nearby cities, towns and districts through the efficient networks of buses.

    By Water:
    Small ferry boats frequently ply from Vaikom Boat Jetty to Thavanakkdavu (Alappuzha District), which is in the vicinity of Vaikom Temple. Sailing through the 2.5 km wide Wembanadu Lake can be a wonderful experience to explore Vaikom and its nearby areas.
    Last edited by minisoji; 12-15-2014 at 09:53 AM.

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