Thiruvazhiyodu Shiva Temple

Thiruvazhiyodu Shiva Temple at Sreekrishnapuram is one of the most important temples in the Palakkad district of Kerala.

This temple is older than 1000 years. It is believed to have been built on a piece of land appropriated by leveling part of a huge sacred pond. A sage who lived near the pond had a vision that a Shiva Temple should be built in the area occupied by the pond.

While Shiva is the presiding deity of this temple, there is a Vishnu temple near the Main Temple. The Shiva idol installed in the temple faces west and is with his consort Parvathi and son Subrahmanian (Skanda). The temple once belonged to Kottakal Kovilakam. It is now under the administration of Malabar Devaswam Board.

Important festivals

Shivaratri, Karkitaka Vavu, Karthika Vilakku and Thiruvathira are the important festivals.

The temple is open for darshan from 5.30 in the morning. Devotees can get darshan from 5.30 am to 9.30 am and 5.30 pm to 7 pm.

How to reach

Thiruvazhiyodu Junction is in the middle of the Palakkad – Cherpulacheri route and Mannarkkadu – Ottapalam route. The temple is about 1.5 kilometers from Thiruvazhiyodu Junction.

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