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Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple in Thrissur, Kerala

Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple is more than 2000 years old. It is one of the most prestigious Shiva Temples in Kerala. The temple is believed to have been built by Cheraman Perumal. The holy shrine is famous for the depiction of Lord Shiva in various forms along with minor shrines dedicated to other deities. If you wish to witness exquisite architecture do visit Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple when you are on your Kerala tour.

Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple is the only temple in the state to have its name in a religious work named the Tevaram, by the Tamil saints called the Nayanmars. The Nayanmars have listed the temple as one of the Paadal Petra Sthalam.

Thiruvanchikulam Temple's architecture resonates the famous Kerala style architecture. The shrine has beautiful murals depicting Hindu mythology.

Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple is Famous For

One of the main attractions of the temple is the enthralling Namaskara Mandapam with 16 pillars constructed in front of the Sreekovil. Well-stored ancient murals along with wood carvings and sculptures are truly enticing. Millions of devotees attend Palliyara Poojas held in the temple on full moon nights.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple in Kerala

The prominent festival celebrated in Thiruvanchikulam Temple is Vaisakhi Pournami Brahmotsavam. It is the annual 10-day festival celebrated with grandeur. Special poojas are performed to commemorate various Hindu festivals.

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