Thiruvanchikkulam mahadeva temple, ancient shiva temple in kerala
Thiruvanchikkulam mahadeva temple, pooja timings and entry
Thiruvanchikkulam mahadeva temple is an important shiva temples in kerala located at kodungallur of thrissur district, lord shiva is a prime deityy among three gods as thrimoorthies according to hindu legends, there are many shiva temple in kerala, thiruvanchikkulam mahadeva temple is one of the main shiva temple in kerala. there are many kingdoms ruled in kerala in early\y days chera kingdom is one of the ancient kingdoms in kerala.
it is believed that the temples is constructed by the cheras, thiruvanchikkulam was the head quarters of that dynasty, they contribute many things for kerala especially the construction of the temples.Lord shiva is worshiped with parvathy together in the temple, thiruvanchikkulam mahadeva temple is the best example of a pure kerala style architecture. it is believed that the temple was built in 9th century. there are four entrance gates at four direction of the temple, the prime deity is installed in the form of a lingam, it is believed that the lingam is self incarnated in the temple.
brahmotsavam is the mass festival conducted in the temple which usually comes under the vaikasi month of tamil. shiva rathri day is a main festival conducted in the temple in malayalam month of kumbham. The temple is located 30 km from thrissur, It located 3 km away from kodungallur via NH 17, the temple is open at 4.30 am for morning rituals and closed at 10’o clock and then open at 3.30 pm for evening rituals till 8.00 pm. kodungallur is the nearest city to the temple which is also have the rail head and bus station to connecting the other cities. cochin international airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 45 km. kodungallur devi temple is the nearest temple to the spot.
Address: Kodungallur- Ernakulam Highway, Kottappuram, Kodungallur, Thrissur, Kerala 680664
Phone: 0480 281 2061