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Sringapuram Mahadeva Temple, Kodungallur

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Sringapuram Mahadeva Temple is a well known Shiva temple located in proximity to the town of Kodungallur. The name Sringapuram (translated as Land of Sringa) is derived from a myth according to which Sage Rishyashringa installed the Shiva idol in this temple.

What makes this temple different from other Shiva temples is that Lord Shiva is enshrined here without Goddess Parvati. The idol of Shiva depicts a sorrowful mood indicating the grief after the self-immolation of Sati. The artistic inscriptions on the walls are marvelous, dating back to 10th and 11th centuries.

The temple complex comprises of a Nadapandal with tiled roof, Dhwajastambha (flag post), Prakaram (outer courtyard) and a sanctum. Shivarathri is the most noted annual festival of this temple which attracts a good number of devotees from different parts of Kerala. Located on the Kodungallur- Paravur road, Sringapuram Mahadeva Temple is easily accessible by road.

 

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