Welcome to Maniyassery family temple website.Ohm Namo Ganapathe Vasudevaya.VAIKOM Maniyassery Temple.All Family members and devotees are welcome to this website.Very rare Vishnava Temple in Kerala .This was a very old temple of Gandharva/Naga VAIKOM MARAVANTHURUTH MANIYASSERY “vishnava swamy kshethram” Location:-7Km from Vaikom Town.36 Km from Ernakulam 1KM from ernakulam -vaikom road-toll junction
The pulluvar of Kerala are closely connected to the serpent worship. One group among these people consider the snake gods as their presiding deity and perform certain sacrifices and sing songs. This is called ‘Pulluvan Pattu’. This is performed in the houses of the lower castes as well as those of the higher castes, in addition to serpent temples.
|There are many sub-divisions within the Pulluva community. The majority among them are called Nagampatikal (People who sing snake-songs). There are pulluvars who are not Naagampatikal, as well. They are known as Pretampatikal (People who sing ghost songs), Most of the art forms of the Pulluvar are ritualistic. Most of their songs are related to worship,ritual,custom and exorcism. The pulluva art is expressed in the background of snake-worship, ghost worship and magic.|
The song conducted by the pulluvar in serpent temples and snake groves is called Sarppapaattu, Naagam Paattu, Sarpam Thullal, Sarppolsavam, Paambum Thullal or Paambum Kalam. The main aspects of this are Kalamezhuthu (Drawing of Kalam, a ritual art by itself), song and dance.The women perform the serpent dance(Sarpam Thullal). Austerities start seven days or nine days prior to the day of the dance. Once they start the austerities they themselves prepare food. They avoid eating certain food items that are considered to be impure.