The renowned and Sacred Nelluvai Dhanvanthari Temple is placed within the Nelluvai Village in Erumappetti panchayet beneath Thalappilly Taluk of Thrissur District. Nelluvai, Murangatheri, Kuttancheri and Pathiyaram ar the areas enclosed within the Nelluvai Village. The individuals in several solid, creed and faith board this village with complete harmony and cooperation.
The large and ever-green rice paddy within the western facet of the temple utterly resembles the name “Nelluvai”. the tiny stream that comes from the Machchattumala within the southern half flows sedately with the murmurs of Sthrothraganajapa. within the banks of the stream, there stands Anappaara resulted from the curse of a God to associate degree elephant. The Vadakkanchery-Kunnamkulam Road within the Northern facet seems like a thick black border within the middle of the dark-green saree-like rice paddy. the tiny hills all round the Nelluvai village stand tall because the protectors of this excellent land from enemies.
In the western entrance of the temple, there stands 2 Banyan Trees that appear as if giving namajapa to the Dhanvanthari Moorthi. The traveller can even see 2 huge ponds on either facet. it’s all refreshing to sit down within the basement of the banyan trees experiencing the sleek patting of the wind that slowly blows from the western facet. connected to the pool on the northern facet, there’s a Kulappura Maalika.
The Dhanvanthari Moorthi is facing towards the west. There ar Gopuras within the western and japanese entrances of the temple and also the temple is well lined and guarded by boundary walls. once we enter through the western Gopura, we are able to see Nadappura, Balikkalpura and an outsized Oottupura within the north. At the top of the north-west corner, there’s a Paththaayappura. there’s a rock-paved Pradakshinavazhi. within the east-south entrance corner within the boundary wall, the Sanctum Sanctorum of the Cheruthevar (Vishnu) is placed. Inside, there’s associate degree idol of Varaha Moorthi, stage that’s created out of rock and one Vilakkumaadam within the Chuttambalam with stone-paved grounds. there’s a Kokkarani within the north-east corner placed below the Chuttambalam. you’ve got to run down through the pavement to bring the Theertham. In spite of not obtaining correct daylight, the water within is pure and healthy. within the south-west corner of the compound, there ar idols of Lord Ayyappa, Ganapathi and Shiva facing towards the east. there’s conjointly a Vishnu idol and Salagrama.
Inside the temple, there’s a Mandapam with copper sheet roof and Sanctum Sanctorum; the ever-shining God Dhanvanthari resides within the Sanctum Sanctorum, sporting Dhanvanthari Amruthakalasham, Jalookam, Chakra and Gadha and showers blessings to the devotees. it’s a general expression by the elders that seeing the Dhanvanthari Moorthi when taking bathtub within the pool on the northern facet, provides mental purity and a healthy body all the time as this pool is well connected with the Kokkarani. there’s a pathway all round the close boundary wall wherever all the creatures happiness to the temple reside.
There is a large road at the facet of the japanese entrance. Beside the doorway on the western facet, there’s large and dark-green rice paddy. the tiny temple road that starts from the Vadakkanchery-Kunnamkulam road reaches to the most entrance of the temple passing simply beside the pool on the northern facet.
It is believed that the renowned Guruvayur Temple and Nelluvai Temple relate to every different. One is named Guruvayupuram and also the different Vayupuram. the most divinity is Vishnu in each the temples. it’s believed that the pooja performed to the idol within the Guruvayur Temple was by Nandagopar; whereas the pooja offered to the one in Nelluvai Temple was by Vasudevar. Lord Guruvayurappa faces towards the east whereas Nelluvai Thevar faces to the west. The devotees to Lord Guruvayoorappa get relief from rheumatic diseases; on the opposite hand, it’s powerfully believed that every one diseases to the eyes get eased like a shot if complete devotion is shown to the Nelluvai Thevar.
The regular Pooja within the Nelluvai Temple is performed by Annalloor Nampoothiri for the past sixty years. The land associated with Nelluvai Temple fetches associate degree overall financial gain price of 3000 para rice received as paattam each year. The Dhanvanthari within the Nelluvai Temple is that the Paradevatha of all Ayurvedic Physicians (Vaidyas), particularly Ashtavaidyas. The families of Kuttancheri Moos and their disciples perform Bhajans for one year to the Nelluvai divinity before they venture into their profession. it’s conjointly an everyday observe to supply Vazhipadu by the Vaidyas before aiming to give medical treatments to individuals for major diseases.
The most necessary Vazhipadu offered to the Dhanvanthari is Mukkudi. when giving Mukkudi as Nivedya to the divinity, the Prasadam is received when the morning pooja. If this Prasadam it’s taken within with full devotion, it’s believed that every one abdominal and viscus disorders get disappeared.
The morning pooja within the Nelluvai Temple starts with Abhishekam and consists of 3 poojas-Ushappooja, Pantheeradi Pooja and Uchchappooja when the Abhishekam. The pooja within the evening consists of Deepaaraadhana and Aththaazhappooja.