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Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple

Tourist attraction Hindu temple Place of worship

One of the Best Places To Visits in Lokamaleswaram


Address

6664+4GQ, Kodungallur- Ernakulam, Highway, Kottapuram, Kodungallur, Kerala 680664, India

Website

thiruvanchikulammahadevatemple.org

Contact

+91 480 281 2061

Rating on Google Maps

4.70 (1.8K reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Thursday: 5 to 11 AM, 5 to 7:30 PM
  • Friday: 5 to 11 AM, 5 to 7:30 PM
  • Saturday: 5 to 11 AM, 5 to 7:30 PM
  • Sunday: 5 to 11 AM, 5 to 7:30 PM
  • Monday: 5 to 11 AM, 5 to 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 5 to 11 AM, 5 to 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 5 to 11 AM, 5 to 7:30 PM

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  • 5/5 Bran 3 years ago on Google
    This is the only Thevaram Paadal Petra Shiva temple in Kerala. This temple is built in the 8th century during the Chera period. This temple is a protected monument by the Archaeological department of India. If you are going here, you should know how to do prayer in this temple. There are a lot of deities present in this temple.
    15 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Devesh P. 4 years ago on Google • 138 reviews
    One of the oldest Hindu temples in the world. A great place to go with your family for your spiritual journey and inner peace. Readily visible from the road and is noticeable. Restroom facilities are good and reasonable. There are various Pooja's or abhishekam's that one can have performed and they can be booked in advance. There is no wheelchair accessible entrance to the temple. There is limited parking space available under the trees; rest of the space is under the sun and is not covered. Annadanam is from 11 AM to 12 AM and donations can be done by you to be conducted on a special day based on your requirements.
    8 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Srigopalakrishnan V. 5 years ago on Google
    Only Padal Petra Sthalam in Kerala The most significant point in history is that this is the only padal petra sthallam (sung by the Nayanmars) in Kerala. The temple has got a great history associated with it. The most important one being that it is related to the Chidambaram Nataraja temple and how the idol of Nataraja was protected here. The temple is just a few meters away from the main road and you directly land up in the parking space. Fairly large temple and it is not at all crowded. In fact I was there on Deepavali and hardly a few people around. I have seen many temples in Kerela and when compared to some of them, I think this temple requires much more maintenance. There are several small shrines inside the temple and the main lingam of Shiva in the sanctum is small. There is nobody to explain anything at all in the temple and there are no information boards either. Such a place of importance should be given much more attention. Shirts are not allowed for males when one enters the temple. However they do allow full pant. I suggest people wear decent and traditional clothes when visiting the place as you might not be allowed inside otherwise.
    11 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Prithiev kumar s. 2 months ago on Google • 218 reviews New
    Very Devine and powerful temple of Lord shiva. All our wishes will sure come through if we go to this temple, which I personally felt.love this temple. Lord shiva Very powerful. It's natural shivalingam.

  • 5/5 Srinivasan K. 5 months ago on Google • 166 reviews
    A very old Siva temple with Parvathy. Sundara murthy Nayanar a great believer in Siva and also a tamil poet wrote song in praise of the lord here. Need maintenance if not it will not last for very long
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Visakh P. 4 months ago on Google • 23 reviews
    If you are a true Shiva devotees it's a must visit place. Where you can see and pray different variations of Shiva. Also it is a rare in my life that I saw Ganga devi.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Yadhu K. 1 year ago on Google
    Thiruvanchikulam Shiva Temple is a temple located two kilometers south of Kodungallur in Thrissur district. The main deity here is Lord Shiva in Sadasiva form facing east. Also 33 deities are located here. This temple has the largest number of sub-deities in Kerala. Twelve of them are various forms of Shiva himself. Besides, there are other sub-deities like Parvati Devi, Ganga Devi, Durga Devi, Bhadrakali, Ganapati (two deities), Ayyappan, Subrahmanya, Hanuman, Saptamatris, Veerabhadra, Chandikeshwar, Naga Deities, Unnithevar (Shiva), Bhringirathi, Cheraman Perumal, Sundaramurthy Nayanar. It is located a little east of the Trikulasekarapuram Sri Krishna Temple. This is the only Kerala temple mentioned in the Shaivite devotional literature of South India. This is also the only temple in Kerala that has a Shaiva Siddha deity. Daily Palliara Pooja (Dampatipooja, Umamaheswarapooja) is important in the temple. This pooja is performed after nightfall. This is one of the two temples in Kerala where Palliara Puja is performed daily. Palliara Puja is considered auspicious for Mangalyalabdhi and Long Mangalyam.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 B Singh K. 1 year ago on Google
    If you want to go on a pilgrimage then definitely visit Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple. This Mahadeva temple is an ancient temple built in a very organized and special way. When we come down after visiting here, we feel a sense of having reached the pinnacle of peace of mind. A must see temple for devotees. Located in Kodungalloor - Eranakulam route and close to Kodungalloor Sree Kurumba Temple.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Abijith K. 6 months ago on Google • 42 reviews
    One of the oldest temple in Kerala. There is abundant parking space. The temple is located in a calm and quiet environment. The main diety is Shiva. You can also see a beautiful temple pond nearby.

  • 5/5 Ranjit M. 6 months ago on Google • 8 reviews
    I visited the temple after a couple of decades. It is now a protected monument. There was no crowd or entry fee.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Girish C. 1 year ago on Google
    Great Place to Visit....Very Serene.....And a Spiritually Surcharged Atmosphere 🏯🏯🏯
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 aneesh t. 1 year ago on Google
    Temple near kodungallur dedicated to lord Shiva. This is one of a unique temple where there are more sub deities.... There is also a dedication for cheraman perumal. A room is dedicated for a palanquin. You can find lord Shiva in different names.. Truly a divine place.....
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Praveen V. 2 years ago on Google
    The palliara pooja is a special pooja in the temple for getting married.( good alliance )
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 M j V. 3 months ago on Google • 13 reviews New
    Amazing beautiful 2000 years old shiva temple.

  • 5/5 Lakshmi S. 4 months ago on Google
    I like very much and. Its a historical temple in Kerala ,and the temple was destroyed by tippu and other Dutch people's befor the independence period. And personally I like very much. The temple consist of Shiva ,Shiva is main deity . 🙏

  • 5/5 Harikumar A. 5 months ago on Google
    Must see in life time ,near to famous kondugallor temple , temple history dates back to period of cheraman perumal great ruler of kerala arattu festival is conducted in Arabian sea about 6km from temple

  • 4/5 Shanmugam R. 9 months ago on Google
    One of ancient Siva temples. It is one of 247 temples sung in devaram in Tamil related cheraman peruman a saint ( one of 63 nayanmar) and king of Kerala. Who riding horse gone to heven ( kailasa) alive with appar and avvaiyar.

  • 5/5 AYUSH A. 9 months ago on Google
    Tiruvanchikulam temple. one of the oldest temples currently in kerala. The temple was built by the chera's in the 8th century during the reign of chera dynasty. There are a lot of God and Goddesses are present in this temple. This and surroundings are protected as an archeological site and researches still continues to uncover the mysteries of this temple

  • 5/5 VijayaKumaran S V. 1 year ago on Google
    Neat, a peaceful ambience, everyone was so quiet in the temple, This temple wasnt in our tour plan but was recommended by the annapurna hotel owner near Bagavathy amman temple, we were unable to go to Mammiyur mahadeva temple during the sivarathiri but this temples recommendation came as a blessing for us.

  • 5/5 Prasad V. 1 year ago on Google
    It is one of the oldest temples of Kerala. The temple was built by chera dynasty. It is also known as Dakshina Gokarnna. Thiruvathira, Mahashivaratri and Chothi Thiruvizha are the major festivals of the temple. Chothi Thiruvizha is celebrated by Tamil people at the temple. The myth behind the festival is the kailasa yatra of Cheraman Perumal.

  • 5/5 Vinay Mohan P. 3 months ago on Google • 7 reviews New
    One of the oldest Hindu temples in the world.

  • 5/5 SREEJITH T. 1 year ago on Google
    Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple - A history of more than 2000 years. The temple, located in Kottappuram, is remarkable for its number of representations of Lord Shiva. There is a Namaskara Mandapam, with 16 pillars in front of the Sreekovil  is one of the major attractions of this temple. The Utsavam (annual festival) is held in the Malayalam month of Kumbham (Feb-Mar), during which the festival of Shivratri is celebrated in a grand manner.Devotees attend the Palliyara pujas, held just before the temple closes in the evening, on full moon nights, to pray for happy married life and to be blessed with children. The western entrance of the temple is on the Kodungallur- Ernakulam highway. The temple is located about 6 km from Kodungallur. Temple timing : Morning - 05.00 AM to 11.00AM Evening - 05.00 PM to 08.00 PM

  • 1/5 VENUGOPAL G. 1 year ago on Google
    Very Ancient and most beautiful temple . It is one among the 108 Shiva Temples in Kerala . Here , Lord is in Umamaheshwara Bhavam . In the Temple Complex , there are 33 upadevathas . The Shrines for Cheraman Perumal and Sundaramoorthy Nayanar are inside the chuttambalam. Palliyara Pooja is the main speciality in this Temple . Mahashivaratri is the annual festival . Very peaceful environment and serene atmosphere. Aum Nama Shivaya 🙏🙏🙏

  • 5/5 Sethu M. 1 year ago on Google
    Sri Mahadeva Temple situated very near to Kodungallore and accessible by public transport. A very ancient temple built by Chera dynasty few centuries ago still stands intact and maintained neatly by staff. Surrounded by several upa devatha and devan deities the serene sanctity gives us positive vibes and peace of mind. A must visit place in Thrissur district of Kerala.

  • 5/5 Arun kumar Raveendranathan N. 1 year ago on Google
    Very ancient and powerful shivaparvaty temple with several deities as upadevatha (sub deities). Very auspicious for devotees who seeks good marriage and couples for happy married life.

  • 5/5 Sajan M. 1 year ago on Google
    Very divine temple. Must see for those who're after ancient Kerala-Tamil architecture. It is an ancient structure. Since this is run by Cochin Devaswom board, every worship or offering to the temple is accounted. Peaceful and serene atmosphere. Ample space for parking Easily noticeable from main road

  • 4/5 Traveling M. 1 year ago on Google
    Beautiful temple. It was less crowded when I visited. According to the local information, the temple is more than 2000 years old.

  • 3/5 Jinesh C. 1 year ago on Google
    Thiruvanchikulam Siva Temple is a Hindu temple situated in Kodungallur in Thrissur district of Kerala state, India. Constructed in the Kerala style of architecture, the temple is believed to have been built during the Chera period. Shiva is worshipped as Mahadeva and his consort Parvathi as Umadevi.

  • 4/5 Kamalasanan P. 1 year ago on Google
    It's one of the good temples in Kerala at Kodungalloor, and is very old with heritage...the dirty of the temple is Siva and Parvathy...full moon has very important in this temple...it's a very tranquilant temple with calm ambience..

  • 5/5 jyothikumar c. 1 year ago on Google
    Ancient hindu Siva temple ,very good positive vibes

  • 5/5 rajiv s. 4 years ago on Google
    A temple built initially in the 12th century AD,a historically significant temple.Inside the temple there are lot of different forms of lord shiva is worshipped,like dakshinamurthi,pashupathi,nataraja etc.idols are marvellous piece of art.A must visit place.Archeological survey of India maintaining the temple.

  • 4/5 binojbas b. 2 years ago on Google
    Thiruvanchikulam Siva Temple is a Hindu temple situated in Kodungallur in Thrissur district of Kerala state. Constructed in the Kerala style of architecture, the temple is believed to have been built during the Chera period. Shiva is worshipped as Mahadeva

  • 5/5 Reshmi N. 2 years ago on Google
    This temple is majestic, peaceful and so well maintained. There is a divine serenity, and the officials are all very well mannered and helping. We loved the experience.

  • 5/5 Sreeram V. 2 years ago on Google
    A VERY OLD TEMPLE OF LORD SHIVA. ONE OF THE TEMPLES IN KERALA MENTIONED IN THEVARAM. SUNDARA MOORTY NAYANAR ASCENDED TO KAILAS ALONGWITH CHERAN PERUMAN NAYANAR FROM HERE. FAMILY DIETY OF KOCHI KING. ONE OF THE FAMOUS 108 TEMPLES OF LORD SHIVA. HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT TEMPLE.


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  • Accessibility
    • ✗ Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • ✗ Wheelchair accessible parking lot

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