Lord Shiva Is More Powerful Than A Virus Called 'Ebola'



We have received so many emails from people concerned about the Ebola outbreak that our response to everyone is:

Take all of the precautions that the public health departments are asking us to take but  HAVE FAITH.

Lord Shiva is more powerful than a virus called 'Ebola'.

Chant the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra twice daily or listen to it using headphones.  See post on:  Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra 

There are links on the side panel to audio recordings of the chants. Enjoy and Be Healthy.

Come Let Us Pray To Lord Shiva.

Experiences from Crore 9





















Crore 9 of our Japam has barely begun and experiences have already started pouring in:

A Japam Participant who has been with us since the beginning wrote:

This japam has been really awesome. I have got closer to Bholenaath and attained peace of mind. Thanks to u.
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A new japam participant wrote to us:



I started the Japam because my husband had lost his appetite to eat. He was not eating at all as food made him cringe and to vomit. He has a lot of health issues and I got concerned and was just browsing the internet.  I wrote to a couple of ayurvedic doctors in India and was checking my email to see if they had replied (they never replied), when I saw an email, hidden in my spam mail, from a news group I belong to.  

It caught my eye when this person wrote that Lord Puthur Appan did wonders for her.  I was in so much pain that I started reading the email.  She had posted a link to the website too so I started to browse thru the Puthur Shiva Temple website.  I was so touched and emotional that I immediately wrote to you and asked your permission to do japam.  
 
After I posted my Japam, the next day, after 10 days of not eating, my husband came into the kitchen and told me he was hungry.  I cried and thanked Lord Shiva and told him to help me and show me the way.  Since that day I am totally devoted to Lord Shiva.  
 
I will do the tithing.  I will definitely go to Puthur Shiva Temple next time I visit India.  I don’t know when, but if Puthur Shiva wants me to visit His temple, He will definitely pave the way for me.  

I will tell you something that happened to me a very long time ago when I was a little girl. I was seven years old when I had this dream. I am with Lord Shiva in his abode, he is holding my hand and telling me that my life is going to change, my mother is going to her heavenly abode on the 5th of Aug 1970.  The dream was so real that even today I remember it like yesterday.  
 
Next morning I woke up and told my mom that I don’t want to go to school today. She asked me why? I told her that Lord Shiva told me you are going to die today.  My mom smiled and told me you might not have said your prayers so Lord Shiva is scaring you.  I was adamant and refused to go but then I had to succumb to my mother's wish. So I gave my mom a kiss and went to school crying.  My dad picked us up at school and told us that my mom met with an accident and she is in the hospital and he is taking us with him to see her. But we never saw her alive.  

After that I was scared of Lord Shiva.  I lost touch with Him.  I always remember that dream. I did prayers to Him but used to be very scared.

After joining this japam group, I am no more scared of Him.  I want that connection with Him.   Since starting this japam, my sadhana is going well. Lord Shiva is slowly helping me have faith in Him again. I find myself constantly doing the japam in His name without even me realizing it. I am at peace and ready to take on whatever comes in my way. Thank you for your support and guidance.

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Another new japam participant described his experience:

"Earlier this year, I lost my job with a multinational corporation and couldn't find another one for three months. Needless to say I was very anxious as I have three teenaged children and a wife to support. I remembered reading about the Nama Japam Group of Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple's and sent an email.

You all were very reassuring and asked me to start japam immediately and to donate to the annadanam fund at the temple.

Then, a miracle happened:

The moment I posted my japam, I got a call from a major corporation asking me if I was available for an interview. I said 'YES.' The interview went well but they did not call me back immediately as they had promised to.

So I panicked and contacted the japam group again. I was asked if I had donated for the annadanam at the temple. I replied that I had tried to but my bank asked me for a password that I didn’t even know I had. I will donate later… whenever

I was told that I must create punyam for myself by donating to the annadanam. The call will come as soon as I do that. So I rushed to the foreign exchange mart and begged the man to allow me to send some money to a charity. Their policy is to transfer to individuals only. Much to my surprise he agreed to do it as a one time exception.

As soon as I got home, I got a call from a friend at the company saying the documents were ready and that I should expect a call from the President of the company at any moment. It seemed like a long wait and Lord Puthur Appan was testing my patience. So I repeated the mantra and waited some more. Just now I got a call from the President asking me to sign the documents and start tomorrow - Monday. That it is Lord Shiva's day has not been lost on me.

Thank you for helping me in my time of crisis. I will definitely visit Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva temple on my next visit to India and I promise Lord Shiva that I will donate a portion of my salary every month as soon as I receive it.

My wife and I thank you all once again.
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With all this talk of yatras, one devout japam participant, who was very ill, had her own experience. She wrote:

“I am slowly recovering from my illness and doing japam daily with the blessings of Lord Siva.  I am so happy to say that my connection to Lord Siva has deepened since joining Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple’s japam group. 

All my prayers are for my family's welfare only. I never pray for any materialistic pleasure. I just pray for what I deserve. 

There is a poem in Tamil. Vendathakkana arivoi nee. It means: Lord Siva you know what is my need. You know what is my desire. If you want to give me anything, let it be as per your desire. I like this poem. So I go along with this.

On Aadi Amavasya, I had the energy to visit SEVEN Shiva Temples and had Kailai Darshan at Thiruvaiyaru.
 
“What is Kailai Darshan?” we asked.

She replied “The story goes : there was once a great devotee of Lord Siva called Thirunavukarasar or Appar in the town of Thiruvaiyaru who wanted to have darshan of Lord Siva in Kailash. He walked and walked till his legs wore out. Then he tried to walk with his hands.  

All of a sudden, a saint appeared and asked “Where are you going?”  

Appar replied, “I am going to have Darshan of Lord Siva in Kailash.”

The saint smiled and asked “How it is possible to reach Kailash without legs and hands?”

Appar replied, “If Lord Siva wishes, I will reach Kailash.”

The saint told Appar to return to Thiruvaiyaru and Lord Siva will give him darshan there as in Kailash.  The saint then disappeared. 

With the grace of Lord Siva, Appar suddenly found himself in Thiruvaiyaru where he experienced many auspicious things happening including a herd of elephants walking merrily, birds chirping happily. He knew immediately that it was a sign that he would have darshan of Lord Siva as in Kailash.

Soon, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati appeared on the Rishaba Vahana and Appar’s wish was fulfilled. This happened on Aadi Amavasya.  Every year lakhs of devotees throng to Thiruvaiyaru to witness this event.  

It is believed that only few fortunate people can witness this event and those who do will be blessed as if they visited Kailash itself. 
 
So, our japam participant who was seriously ill got darshan of Lord Siva as in Kailash, in Thiruvaiyaru this year.
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Another new participant wrote:
 
I joined the japam group a few weeks ago but had to go out of town where I did not have wireless connection to post my japam. When I returned home, I found that my access to the japam site had been blocked. I felt very sad because I really wanted to do japam and Lord Shiva was not giving me permission to participate. I was so unhappy all day long yesterday and this morning, I got an email from you asking me why I was not posting any japam.
 
I am so happy that Lord Shiva heard my prayers and has given me permission to participate. Please give me access once again to do japam. I will do japam regularly and have sent money to Sree Puthur Shiva Temple for Annadanam. Your concern and your email were a miracle for me. It means Lord Shiva heard my prayers. Thank you.
 
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Another participant wrote:

My japam is going well and I am in great spirits. Each of my days is a blessing from MY Lord Shiva. I don't have any significant special incident to tell as I am only praying that He keeps me at His feet forever. I am in absolute bliss with my chanting and basking in the blessings He is showering upon me. I don't have any big wish as such but really small prayers which my Lord is answering all the time.
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A very new Japam Participant emailed us:

"I started doing japam to have mental peace and concentration. With all the odds I am facing and the chaos that exists around me, I am finding that things are the same around me but I am not perturbed by them any more. That was such a great revelation for me."
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A japam participant emailed us:

"My wife and I are planning to go on an Amarnath Yatra next year but this year we plan to drive from Srinagar to Manali via Leh, Kargil and through Rotang pass the world's highest motarable road.

Let us see what Lord Shiva has in store for us"  

Have a safe trip dear ones
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Thank you Puthur Shiva

Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple


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The Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple is only an hour away from the famous Guruvayoor Temple in Kerala, yet very few people know about this very powerful Shiva temple nestled, almost hidden, in a tiny town called Perintalmanna, in the western ghats in Kerala.

Lord Shiva and Parvati
Astrological recordings found at the site show that the temple was consecrated by yogis over 1,500 years ago and the Shakti of Goddess Parvati is hidden in the Shiva Lingam. The recordings show that the deity should be worshipped as Lord Parama Shiva and that all those who worship at this temple will attain supreme bliss. Those who worship here attest to the intense power of the deity to cure mental disorders, ward off dangers, and bless devotees with a smooth run of life in the family.

Dakshinamurthy, Kirathamurthy and Sankaranarayana murthy
The great sanctity of the Shiva Lingam here is that the Lord is associated with his aspects i.e. Dakshinamurthy, Kirathamurthy and Sankaranarayana murthy, the murtis of whom are installed in the temple as upa devatas and in shrines of their own.

The other upa devatas in the temple are Ganesha, Subramanian, Sasthavu and Naga prathista. Previously Lord Krishna as Venugopalamurthy was worshipped in the temple as an upadevata.
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Lord Krishna
In 1978, an Ashtamangalya Prasna conducted in the temple found that Venugopalamurthy (Krishna) should be worshipped treating the lord as the second main deity of the temple.
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Accordingly a new temple for Venugopalamurthy (Krishna) was constructed in the temple compound in 1980. The murti of Venugopalamurthy (Krishna) is beautiful. At the time of Deeparadhana the smiling face of the Lord is bedecked with sandal paste and crowned with a diadem and the Lord reveals his blissful nature and devotees feel his grace. This may be the reason the temple has been attracting people from around the world.

Sree Thirumandham Kunnu Bhagavathi
Another specialty of this temple is the presence of Sree Thirumandham Kunnu Bhagavathi. The Goddess is so beautiful and powerful that she is to be experienced. As an act of reverence to the Bhagavathi, a Tantric ritual known as"Kalamezhuthu and Kalampattu" for Sree Bhadrakali is conducted in this temple for more than 90 days ending with the Thalapoli Festival on Karthika day in the month of Meenom every year.

By worshipping the main deities, Lord Siva and Venugopalamurthy (Krishna), and the Upa Devatas in the temple, the devotees can lead a peaceful and content household life free from worries and troubles.

Photos: Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple, Perintalmanna, Kerala




For years, devotees of Lord Shiva have been asking us to post photographs of the Sree Vellat Puthur ShivaTemple in Perintalmanna, in Kerala, India.

We (who run this website) resisted it because Hindu Dharma does not permit us to take photos of a temple and definitely not of the deities. The temple authorities, too, had promised to send us photos but never did.

Several times when we turned within and asked Lord Puthur Appan for permission to publish photos, the answer was always a resounding ‘No’.  

Then, magic happened. 

Almost as a blessing, as soon as we started Crore 9 of our japam, we received this email from Aswin Prabhu:

“It was totally a matter of chance that I stumbled upon your website. I was amazed at the quality of content on your blog and all the more pleasantly surprised to know you are moderating this from North America.

My parents are very devout Hindus and visit the Sree Thirumandam Kunnu Bhagavati temple in nearby Angadipuram often but did not know about your temple. I wasn't religious at all until four years ago, when I faced a life situation.

The astrologer advised me to do the Sri Rudram Dhara as a pariharam. The Thirumandham Kunnu Bhagavati Temple offers Sri Rudram dhara but it requires advance booking. The only other temple in the vicinity that offers this happens to be Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple.

Yours is a temple which none of my friends, relatives, jyotishis and archaks in Kerala had any idea off. However, the content of your blog was so impressive that it has inspired me to visit the temple this weekend and also perform Maha Ganapathy homam and Sri Rudra Dhara there.”

A day later, Aswin Prabhu sent us the photos below of the Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple. Thank you, Aswin. May Puthur Shiva’s blessings always be with you and your family.

We are posting these photos as a sign that Lord Puthur Appan is finally willing to be known to the world. May we remind readers that the Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple in Perintalmanna, Kerala is a very powerful Shiva temple, singular in its simplicity and beauty as a village temple and pristine in its power of Lord Shiva. It is untouched by commercialization and is a place of worship for only the serious sadhaka.

In order to keep the benign, sweet and loving nature of Lord Shiva, we are posting guidelines for devotees to follow so that you do NOT tap into the Rudra aspect of Lord Shiva.  This is NOT a temple you would visit as a spiritual tourist on a bus tour. It is for the serious sadhaka who is doing all of the spiritual practices laid out by Hindu Dharma.


The Temple Entrance & the Banyan Tree where many generations of
 villagers have met  and chanted the Lord's Name. To this day,
there is chanting in the evenings.


The Temple office adjacent to the hall that
has been used for generations for Annadanam. On Maha Shivaratri
this year, many thousands of people visited the temple all day
long to get Lord Puthur Appan's blessings. Of them almost
1,000 people sat down, Indian style,and were served annadanam.
The hall is also used for  weddings of villagers,
60th and 80th birthdays, first feedings of so many people
who are today living around the world and doing japam

The enclosure of Lord Venugopalamurthy (Lord Krishna) within the
grounds of the Sree Puthur Shiva Temple

Moolasthanam of Lord Shankaranarayana Murthy (an aspect of the
Lord that holds the jnana amsa (Divine Knowledge) of Lord Shiva and
Kshatra amsa (protection power) of Lord Narayana. When we
pray to Sankaranaraya murthi divine knowlege will dawn
upon us and we will be protected from evil spirits,
thieves, cheats and wicked people who disturb us in life.
In short, take your sadhana seriously. Make it the sole purpose
of your life and divine protection will be
there in all aspects of your life

Naga Prathistha:
Kerala, being Lord Shiva's territory,
is home to many varieties of snakes. Villagers have had
to learn to live in the midst of these snakes, offering
prayers regularly to the Lord of Snakes.
The Lord of Snakes has, in turn, obliged them and
protected them and their children.

Shrine of Lord Shastha. Lord Shastha is considered to be the
son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Mohini, a female form of Lord Vishnu
- probably a way to unite the Shiva and Vishnu cults
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We thank Aswin Prabhu for sending us these pictures

GUIDELINES:

The Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple, Perintalmanna is a
Hindu Temple. You must be

· vegetarian
· consume no alcohol
· do NOT smoke or take recreational drugs
· follow the yamas and niyamas
· start a daily sadhana of japam atleast 41 days (one mandala) before visiting Puthur Shiva Temple

Before visiting:

1. Take a bath, wear clean, fresh, Indian clothes, smear sacred ash on the body and wear a rudraksha mala.

2. Seek Ganesha and Lord Puthur Appan's permission to visit the temple.

3. Leave your EGO and CELL PHONE outside with your SHOES.  Lord Puthur Appan doesn't care you are a bigshot. Nor do your fellow worshippers.
 
4. Walk slowly, carefully, silently and noiselessly. With palms folded, meditating on Lord Shiva, repeat the mantra Om Namah Shiva with immense love in your heart.
 
5. The Malayalees are a soft, God-fearing people. Please do NOT mistake it for weakness and behave in the temple as you would in the business world. Lord Puthur Appan is in charge. He will show you very quickly.
 
6. If you have sponsored a vazhivadu, stand quietly in front of the Lord silently repeating the mantra 'Om Namah Shivaya'
This would be a good time to mentally offer the japam you did at home for the last 41 days.  
 
7. Take the sacraments that are given to you at the end of the vazhivadu. It is customary to leave a generous dakshina for the melshanti (priest) in gratitude for the prayers he has said for your well-being.
 
8. Then sit quietly on the side, feeling immense gratitude that Lord Puthur Appan has given you darshan and heard your prayers. Mentally ask Puthur Shiva what you may do for the temple. HE will let you know. Do that to the best of your ability.
 
9. Leave silently without disturbing any of the Gods, Siddhas and our ancestors who are in deep meditation in the temple. Many of us have experienced their presence and have received their blessings.
 
10. Return home and thank Lord Puthur Appan for the blessings HE has showered upon you and will shower upon you in the future.  
 
11. It is customary to send a donation to the temple in the fullness of the blessings you have received and will continue to receive. Remember you can never give money away to Lord Shiva. All of it will be returned to you blessed and multiplied manifold.

IF you have followed all of the above, please come back soon.





















DONATIONS

According to Kerala Dewasom rules, the temple must receive the donation in cash in the temple office before the priests can conduct a vazivadu.

In these days of security concerns, it is not advisable to send cash / money order / bank draft / bank cheques to any organization any where in the world.


If you would like to offer annadanam or conduct a vazhivadu/pujai at the Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple in Perintalmanna in Kerala, India, please follow this four step process:

1.  Send your donation only via wire transfer directly to the official bank account given below:
OFFICIAL BANK ACCOUNT

Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple
Syndicate Bank A/c No. 4601 2200 0080 23
IFC Code: SYNB 000 4601
Branch: Perintalmanna, Malappuram District,
Kerala, India 679 322

2. In addition, send a letter to the temple by regular mail giving the following details:

1. Name of Devotee
2. Address of Devotee
3. If donation is for Annadanam or Vazhivadu,
4. Gothram (if known)
5. Nakshatram (if known)


Temple Mailing address:

Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple
Pattambi Road

Perintalmanna, Malappuram District,
Kerala, India 679 322


3.
Please insist on an official receipt, even if you don't need one. It will help keep Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple free of corruption.

4. Please also email us at puthurshiva@gmail.com   when you contribute for Annadanam so we can budget how many people we can feed on a daily basis.

Thank you for following
ALL four steps 
  
Come Let us Pray to Lord Shiva

Pariharam (Special Remedies)





















 
For smooth run of life and general prosperity

Devotees conduct the:
 
• Udaya sthamana puja and
• The lighting of all the lamps attached to the outer walls of the Chuttambalam during the night.
 




















 
Protection from evil spirits, thieves, cheats and wicked people
 
By worship the Lord in the form of Sankaranarayana murthy who holds the Jnana amsa of Siva and Kshatra amsa (protection power) of Narayana, right knowledge will dawn on the devotees and they will be protected.

The offerings to Sankaranarayana murthy are:

• Lighting ghee lamp in Srikovil and in the shrine of Sankaranarayana murthy
• Lighting all the Deepasthambams,
• Lighting all the lamps attached to the outer walls of the chuttambalam
• Siva Sahasranama archana
• Vishnu Sahasranama archana
• Katina Payasam

Washing away sins

The important offering to Venugopalamurthy is

• Annadhanam. The belief is that one's sins are completely washed away if one feeds with great devotion twelve poor people, considering them to be representatives of Lord Vishnu - Kesava, Narayana, Madhava, Govinda, Vishnu, Madhusudana, Trivakrama, Vamana, Sridhara, Hrisikesha, Padmanabha, Damodara.

They should be fed rice Naivedyam prepared in the temple.

Other important offerings for the Lord are:

• Pal Payasam
• Malar Naivedyam
• Vishnu Sahasranama Archana
• Sree Krishna Ashtothara Satha Nama Archana
• Avil Naivedyam
• Decorating the face of the deity with sandal paste





















For success in examinations and securing jobs

Students seeking success in examinations and in obtaining jobs, and devotees seeking knowledge, wisdom and intellect worship the lord in the form of Dakshinamurthy.
• Lighting a ghee lamp inside the Srikovil and in the shrine of Dakshinamurthy.
• Offer Vidya Suktam Pushpanjali,
• Thrimaduram,
• Mahanaivedyam,
• Palpayasam and
• Niramala

For delayed marriages
 
In order to invoke the blessings of Lord Siva in whom Sakti of Goddess Parvathi is latent, unmarried women
 

• observe somavara Vratham,
• visit the temple on Monday mornings and worship the lord at the time of the opening of the door after the morning puja with offerings such as:
• Umamaheswara Puja
• Lighting the Pin Vilakku (at the back of the Siva Linga)
• Lighting ghee lamp inside the Srikovil
Abhishekham to the lord with milk, palpayasam and Niramala
 


















For  childlessness - infertility related issues

• 101 Kodum Dhara
• 1001 Kodum Dhara (if the problem is severe)
• Sarvaiswarya puja

For success in litigation

Those who want success in complicated litigation, success in interviews and scientific experiments can obtain the Lord’s blessings by worshipping him with extreme devotion and a pure heart. At the temple they offer:
 
• Maha Ganapati Homam
• One day’s puja to the main deities as well as to all the upa devatas in the temple with all prescribed offerings and pujas

For mental disorders

Devotees seek the blessings of the lord for mental disorders with offerings such as mahanaivedyam
• Lighting ghee lamp inside the Srikovil
• Lighting the Depasthampam in front of the deity at the time of Deeparadhana on Pradosham days and Bhagavat seva days

For old age problems and incurable diseases
 
The Lord is Mrityunjaya, the conqueror of death. Aged people and people with incurable diseases worship the Lord with offerings such as
 
• Mrityunjaya homam
• Tila homam
• Karuka homam
• Sree Rudram Dhara
• Mrityunjaya Pushpanjali
• Ayush Suktam Pushpanjali
• Katina Payasam
• Lighting ghee lamp in the Srikovil to ward off all dangers and evils assailing them. By the Lord’s blessings, such devotees are sure to lead a peaceful and happy life.

 
THREE POWERFUL PARIHARAMS FOR SERIOUS LIFE CHALLENGES


 
 1. MANTRA JAPAM
 









 
Japam is a powerful way to work out one's karma and obtain God's blessings.  Japam done with love, faith and total concentration will bring about harmony and facilitate healing. Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh called it the spiritual soap which will cleanse our mind of impurities.

For more information, please click on:


 
 2. ANNADANAM:




















Annadanam is an offering of food to all living beings. There is no better puja and ritual in Hindu religion than feeding another living being.  The Hindu scriptures say that this one act alone can burn off all our karma from previous lifetimes and set us free.

For more information on the practice of Annadanam, please click on
 
3. DASHAMAMSHA OR TITHING









 









 

Every spiritual path has an avenue for people to give back to the Universe. Hindus call it Dashamamsha or tithing.

While tithing is traditionally one-tenth of one's income, Hindu elders say if you have never tithed before, start with three per cent of your income. Tithing is not something that will deplete your resources, but multiply and increase it. You will see.

For details, please click on: Dashamamsha or Tithing
  
 
 
 
According to Kerala Dewasom rules, the temple must receive the donation in cash in the temple office before the priests can conduct a vazivadu.

In these days of security concerns, it is not advisable to send cash / money order / bank draft / bank cheques to any organization any where in the world.


If you would like to offer annadanam or conduct a vazhivadu/pujai at the Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple in Perintalmanna in Kerala, India, please follow this four step process:
 
1.  Send your donation only via wire transfer directly to the official bank account given below:

OFFICIAL BANK ACCOUNT
Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple
Syndicate Bank A/c No. 4601 2200 0080 23
IFC Code: SYNB 000 4601
Branch: Perintalmanna, Malappuram District,
Kerala, India 679 322

2. In addition, send a letter to the temple by regular mail giving the following details:
1. Name of Devotee
2. Address of Devotee
3. If donation is for Annadanam or Vazhivadu,
4. Gothram (if known)
5. Nakshatram (if known)


Temple Mailing address:

Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple
Pattambi Road

Perintalmanna, Malappuram District,
Kerala, India 679 322


3. Please insist on an official receipt, even if you don't need one. It will help keep Sree Vellat Puthur Shiva Temple free of corruption.

4. Please also email us at puthurshiva@gmail.com   when you contribute for Annadanam so we can budget how many people we can feed on a daily basis.

Thank you for following
ALL four steps
Come Let Us Pray to Lord Shiva.

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