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SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE
SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE
About Temple
Dhanwanthari temple has a copper-roofed round 'Sreekovil' encompassing a square 'Garbha Griha' in which the principal deity is installed. There is a 'mandapam' in front of Sreekovil, where idol of 'Garuda', is installed facing the Lord Dhanwanthari and it is also copper-roofed. The temple faces westwards and has a tile-roofed outer square temple (Nalambalam) surrounding a spacious inner lawn which is granite tiled. There is an 'Utsava Bali Mandapam' on the right side of the Sreekovil. Idols of Lord Ganapati, Lord Sastha, and Bhagawathi are installed in Nalampalam on the right side of the sreekovil and Lord Siva on the left side. The inner Lawn contains the temple well, the water from which alone is used for preparing 'Nevedyas'. This water remains pure through all seasons and is believed to have medicinal qualities.
SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE
 
The temple mast (Dhwaja) is made of Bronze. It was renovated in 2004. Bronze Dhwajas are rare. Bronze is an alloy of copper and Tin and ayurvedic medicines are also mixtures. Thus the bronze dhwaja of Maruthorvattom has a bearing on the nature of medicine Lord Dhanwanthari, the God of medicine and the name of the illom 'Vellodu'

Outside of the Nalampalam, in the Meenam Rasi, Nagaraja and other Nagar Gods are installed. On the left side of the Naalampalam, there is oottupura and kitchen for sadya. On the right, there is a spacious Seva Pandal which is a boon for 'Ezhunnallippu' during annual festival in rainy months.

Sree Bhadra Temple
On the northern side of the temple pond and the road, is situated the associate temple dedicated to Sree Bhadra Devi. The Bhadra temple once belonged to Mannappadi family of the locality and was acceded to the Dhanwanthari temple later. Initially nivedyas were prepared in the Thidappally (Temple Kitchen) of sree Dhanwanthari and carried over to the Bhadra Temple by the 'Melsanthi' (Chief Priest) of Dhanwanthari Temple. Recently the Bhadra temple was renovated with a copper roofed Sreekovil, Mandapam and Thidappalli. Now there is a separate priest for the temple. A spacious auditorium called Navarathri Mandapam also exist on the left side of the temple. Here Deveebhagavatha Navaham (Nine days of Devee Bhagavatham recital) and Navarathri Sangeetha sadas are conducted annually during Navarathri.
Auditorium and Sadyalayam
On the northern side of Bhadra Temple, but outside the temple compound, there is a spacious auditorium named 'Sree Dhanwanthari Bhadra Auditorium'. The auditorium is fully furnished and provided with all amenities including decorated stage. A sadyalayam with a seating capacity of 300 and a modern Kitchen for cooking sadya is also available. The auditorium and sadyalayam are available for the public on rent.
Kshethra Vadya Kala Peethom.
A school giving training in temple instrumental music like Idaykka, Chenda, Maddala and Ilathala is functioning in the temple premises. Well experienced and illustrious faculty is in charge of the school. The institution has earned good reputation in a short span since its inception. The first batch has comeout after completing the course succswssfully.
Gosala (Dairy farm)
To ensure that fresh and unadulterated cows milk is made made available for preparing Nivedyams, the temple administration has recently started a gosala, in the temple compound. At present, there are five high-breed cows in the farm. The dairy supplies sufficient quantity of good-quality milk to the temple.
 
 
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