Places of Worship

Chuttippara

Chuttippara

Chuttippara

Chuttippara is known best for its hilltop Harihara Mahadeva temple.

The famed temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is revered for its mythical link to Lord Rama. It is believed that the idol here was worshiped by Rama. The cluster of hills around Chuttipara - Chelavirichapara, Kattadipara and Pulipara are each linked to a character from the Ramayana. Chelavirichapara for example, is where Lord Rama’s consort goddess Sita would hang up her clothes to dry - chela means clothes and viricha stands for spread out while Kattadipara is associated with Hanuman, the son of the wind god Vayu.

Kattadipara is an extremely windy hilltop but for the monkey god Hanuman, it was a place of respite. Pulipara has a cave or guha which, according to local lore, was used as shelter by Lord Rama and goddess Sita with a natural shelf formation in it serving as a bed during their stay there. A rock cluster of 200 ft. is one of the popular spots from where you can get a panoramic view of Pathanamthitta town.

How to Reach

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By Road
Pathanamthitta Municipal Bus Stand, about 1 km
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By Rail
Chengannur Railway Station, about 26 km
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By Air
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 110 km
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