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SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE
SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE
 
SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE
Legend
   
The name of the place 'Maruthorvattom' is said to have been derived from 'Marunnu Oru Vattam' (SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE) which in malayalam means a single dose of medicine, given by the famous Ayurvedic doctor, Vellodu Moos who lived here some 600 years ago, was enough to give relief even from chronic ailments. The idol of Lord Dhanwanthari installed in the temple was the one worshiped in the pooja room of the Brahmin. It was donated to him by a Kshathriya devotee from Vayalar, a place some 8 KM away from Maruthorvattom. It is said that he got a revelation in his dream that he would get permanent relied from his chronic peptic ailment, if he recovered the idol lay hidden in a temple pond by the name 'Kelan Kulam'(SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE) in Cherthala south, and donated it to a deserving brahmin.
   
Vellodu Moos was a famous ayurvedic practitioner and belonged to the group of great eight ayurvedic doctors known as 'Astha Vaidyas'. He had his roots at 'Wadakkan cherry' in Trissur district. Cheerattamon Moos, another ayurvedic doctor and member of Ashta Vaidya group who migrated to Maruthorvattom from Angadippuram during Tippu's invasion, was residing near Vellodu Moos's illom. Cheerattumon Moos, who happened to see the idol was very much impressed by its divine vibrance and suggested that a temple should be constructed for the idol, for which he offered financial assistance too.
SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE
Thus the Dhanwanthari temple at Maruthorvattom was constructed jointly by the two families. Later, Cheerattamon Moos shifted to a place called Olessa in Kottayam district. Vellodu Moos transferred the ownership of a large share of his landed property to Cheerattamon Mooss by way of compensation for the financial assistance given by the latter. In course of time, Vellodu Moos also shifted to join his relatives at Wadakkancherry entrusting the Nair Karayogam of Maruthorvattom with the temple administration. Now the administration is carried out by a Trust in which Laeded by Dhanwanthari Vilasam NSS Karayogam No : 2486 enjoys a clear majority. Renovation of Sree Bhadra Temple, along with its thidappally, reconstruction of the Temple dhwaja of Sree Dhanwanthari, construction of Navarathri mandapam, a spacious and fuly furnished auditorium and sadyalayam, Temple sathram and starting of Vadyakala peedhom and gosala are some of the major achievements of the trust.
 
 
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