Annamanada Mahadeva Temple – A Lord Shiva Chola Temple

Annamanada Mahadeva Temple is a 1800 year old Lord Shiva Temple at Annamanada, Thrissur District, Kerala.

Annamanada Mahadeva Temple in near Thrissur, Kerala
Annamanada Mahadeva Temple near Thrissur, Kerala.

This Mahadeva Temple is believed to be built by the Cholas. Made of rocks, this temple is rectangular in shape. The temple is built in traditional Kerala Architectural style. Beautiful scenes from the Hindu Epics are carved in the temple. This temple is one among the 74 Lord Shiva temples constructed during the Chola regime.

This Mahadeva Temple is under the Cochin Devaswom Board administration.

The Lord Shiva idol is around four feet in height. The idol is depicted in the form of ‘Kiratamoorthy’ (God Shiva as a hunter) in a pleasing mood. Unlike other temples, ‘Darshan’ (the viewing of deity) is from the southern side.

Hymns and stories from epics are written in Tamil Language, at the back side of this ancient temple. “Dhara” is the main offertory here in this historic temple.

How Do I Go to Annamanada Mahadeva Temple?

Chalakudy town, on the National Highway 47, is at around 10 kilometers from this temple. This Mahadeva Temple is at around 8 kilometers distance from Mala, a small town in Thrissur district.

Chalakudy railway station is the nearest railway station. Cochin International airport at Nedumbrassery is the nearest airport to this ancient temple at Annamanada.

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