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Thrippakudam Siva Temple is a Hindu temple located at Thalayazham, a village near Vaikom, Kottayam district, Kerala, India.
This famous and ancient temple of Shiva is several centuries old. The people here are totally devoted to him, even people from other religions also believe in him.[ citation needed ] The festival is on the time of February or March, in the Malayalam month of kumBham.
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