108 Shiva Temples

Parashurama with Axe

This is a List of the 108 Shiva Temples mentioned in the Shivala Sotram.

Background

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Parasurama created the land between Gokarna and Kanyakumari. It is said that Kerala was reclaimed from the ocean using his axe for donating to Brahmins after killing of King Kartavirya Arjuna and other Kshatriyas.[1] He split this land in to 64 villages (64 gramas). Out of these 64 villages, 32 villages are in between Perumpuzha and Gokarnam and the spoken language was Tulu. The remaining 32 villages were in Malayalam speaking area between Perumpuzha and Kanyakumari.[2][3]

Parasurama the sixth avatar of Maha Vishnu, he was youngest son of sage Jamadagni and Renuka. According legends, after donating the land to Brahmins, Hundred and Eight Maha Shiva Lingam and Durga Idols were installed in these 64 villages. These Hundred and Eight Shiva Temples are mentioned in the Shivala Sotram and song is written in Malayalam language.[4] Of the 108 Siva Temples, 105 temples are situated in Kerala state, 2 temples in Karnataka and 1 in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu.[5]

List of temples

No. Temple Name Deity Festivals Ancient Name / Map Location Location / District Picture
1 Vadakkunnathan Temple Vadakunnathan,
Sree Rama,
Sankara Narayana,
Parvati
Sivarathri, Thiruvathira, Thrissur Pooram Sri.Mad. Dakshina Kailasam Thrissur City,
Thrissur district

വടക്കുംനാഥക്ഷേത്രം-തെക്കേഗോപുരം.jpg

2 Udayamperoor Ekadasi Perumthrikovil Temple Shiva Sivarathri Sriperoor Udayamperoor
Eranakulam District
Perumthrikkovil shiva temple,udayamperoor - panoramio.jpg
3 Raviswarapuram Siva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Eraviswaram Kodungalloor
Thrissur district
Raveeswaram Siva Temple, Kodungaloor.jpg
4 Suchindram Sthanumalayan Temple Shiva Chariot Festival,
Markazhi,
Chithira,
Sivarathri
Sucheendram Suchindram
Kanyakumari District
Suchindram - Thanumalayan Temple1.jpg
5 Chowwara Chidambaraswamy Temple Nataraja Sivarathri Chowara Chowwara
Ernakulam district
Chidambareswara Temple-Chowwara.jpg
6 Mathur Shiva Temple Shiva, Parvathi Sivarathri Mathur Pannithadam
Thrissur district
Mathoor-3.jpg
7 Triprangode Siva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Triprangode Triprangode
Malappuram District
Thriprangodu temple.jpg
8 Mundayur Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Mundayur Anjur
Thrissur district
Mundayur Siva Temple.jpg
9 Thirumandhamkunnu Temple Shiva, Parvati Thirumandhamkunnu Pooram Thirumandhamkunnu Angadipuram
Malappuram District
Tthirumandhamkunnu Temple.jpg
10 Chowalloor Siva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Chowalloor Guruvayoor
Thrissur District
Choavlloor Temple.jpg
11 Pananchery Mudikkode Shiva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Pananchery Pananchery
Thrissur District
Pananchery Mudikkode Siva Temple.jpg
12 Annamanada Mahadeva Temple Kirata Moorthy Sivarathri Koratty Annamanada
Thrissur district
അന്നമനട മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം-കിഴക്കേ ഗോപുരവാതിൽ.jpg
12 Mannar Thrikkuratti Mahadeva Temple Kirata, Vishnu Sivarathri Koratty Mannar
Alleppey district
Mannar Thrikkuratti Mahadev Temple, Mannar, Kerala.jpg
13 Puramundekkadu Shri Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Puramundekattu Edappal
Malappuram District
പുരമുണ്ടേക്കാട്ട് മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
14 Avanoor Sreekanteswaram Mahadeva Temple Srikanda Sivarathri Avungannorr Avanur
Thrissur District
അവനൂർ ശ്രീകണ്ഠേശ്വരം മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
15 Kollur Mookambika Temple Adi Parashakti, Siva Navaratri Kollur Kollur
Udupi district, Karnataka
Sree Mookambika Temple.JPG
16 Thirumangalam Sree Maha Vishnu Siva Temple Shiva
Vishnu
Sivarathri, Ashtamirohini Thirumangalam Engandiyoor
Thrissur District
Thirumangalam - Siva Temple1.jpg
17 Thrikkariyoor Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Thrikkariyoor Thrikkariyoor
Ernakulam District
Thrikariyur temple.jpg
18 Kudappanakunnu Kunnathu Sri Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Kunnapram Kudappanakunnu
Thiruvananthapuram district
കുടപ്പനക്കുന്ന് മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
19 Velloor Perunthatta Siva Temple Shiva Sivarathri SriVelloor Velloor
Kottayam District
പെരുന്തട്ട മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
20 Ashtamangalam Siva Temple Ashtamurthi Sivarathri Ashtamangalam Ashtamangala
Thrissur District
അഷ്ടമംഗലം മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
21 Iranikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple Thekkedathappan, Vadakkadathapapn Sivarathri Iranikulam Iranikulam, Mala
Thrissur District
Iranikulam temple.jpg
22 Kainoor Shiva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Kainoor Kainoor
Thrissur District
കൈനൂർ ശിവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
23 Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna Maha Baleswar Sivarathri, Rathothsava Gokarna Gokarna
Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka
Mahabaleshwara Temple.JPG
24 Ernakulam Shiva Temple Rishinagakulathappan Sivarathri, Painkuni Utsava Ernakulam Ernakulam Town
Ernakulam district
Ernakulathappan Temple.JPG
25 Pazhoor Perumthrikkovil Perumthrikkovilappan Sivarathri Paripaloor Piravam
Ernakulam District
പാഴൂർ പെരുംതൃക്കോവിൽ.jpg
26 Adat Shiva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Adat Adat
Thrissur District
അടാട്ട് മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
27 Parippu Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri, Utsav Nalparappil Aymanam
Kottayam District
ParippuMahadevaTemple.jpg
28 Sasthamangalam Mahadevar Temple Shiva Sivarathri Chathamangalam Sasthamangalam
Thiruvananthapuram District
Sasthamangalam.jpg
29 Perumparampu Sri Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Paraparampu Edappal
Malappuram District
Perumparampu Sri Mahadeva Temple Tower.jpg
30 Thrikkur Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Thrikkur Trikkur
Thrissur District
Thrikkur-Mahadeva-Temple.JPG
31 Panayur Siva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Panayoor Thathamangalam
Palakkad District
Palur Panayur Siva Temple.jpg
32 Tirunettur Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri, Vavubali Vyttila Nettoor
Ernakulam District
Nettur temple.jpg
33 Vaikom Mahadeva Temple Vaikathappan, Parvathi Vaikom Ashtami, Sivarathri, Utsav Vaikom Vaikom
Kottayam District
Vaikom Temple.JPG
34 Kollam Rameswaram Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Rameswaram Kollam
Kollam District
കൊല്ലം രാമേശ്വരം മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.JPG
35 Amaravila Rameswaram Sri Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Rameswaram Amaravila
Thiruvananthapuram District
അമരവിള രാമേശ്വരം മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
36 Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple Aghora (Shiva) Sivarathri
Utsav
Ettumanoor Ettumanoor
Kottayam District
Ettumanoor Temple North Gate Entrance.JPG
37 Kanjilassery Maha Siva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Edakolam Quilandy
Kozhikode District
കാഞ്ഞിലശേരി മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
38 Chemmanthatta Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Chemmanthattu Chemmanthatta
Thrissur District
Chemmanthatta Siva Temple Tower.JPG
39 Aluva Mahadeva Temple Shiva Aluva Sivarathri festival Aluva Aluva
Ernakulam District
Aluva Manappuram Siva Temple Main.JPG
40 Thirumittacode Temple Shiva, Uyyavanda perumal Sivarathri Thirumittacode Thirumittacode
Palakkad District
Thiruvithuvakoodu (2).jpg
41 Velorvattom Sri Mahadeva Temple Vadakkanappan, Thekkanappan Sivarathri Cherthala Velorvattom
Alappuzha District
Velorvattom siva temple.jpg
42 Muttichur Kallattupuzha Sri Maha Siva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Kallattupuzha Anthikad
Thrissur District
മുറ്റിച്ചൂർ കല്ലാറ്റുപുഴ temple.JPG
43 Thrikkunnathu Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Thrikkunnu Kanjany
Thrissur District
തൃക്കുന്ന് മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
44 Cheruvathur Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Cheruvathur Kunnamkulam
Thrissur District
ചെറുവത്തൂർ മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
45 Poonkunnam Siva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Ponganam Poonkunnam
Thrissur District
Poonkunnam Siva Temple, Thrisur.jpg
46 Niranam Thrikkapaleeswaram Dakshinamurthy Temple Dakshinamurthy Sivarathri Thrikkapaleswaram Niranam
Pathanamthitta District
നിരണം തൃക്കപാലീശ്വരം മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
47 Kadachira Sri Thrikkapalam Siva Temple Dakshinamurthy
(Two Deities)
Sivarathri Thrikkapaleswaram Kadachira
Peralassery
Kannur District
Trikkapaalam Temple.jpg
48 Nadapuram Iringannur Siva Temple Dakshinamurthy Sivarathri Thrikkapaleswaram Nadapuram
Kozhikkode District
Nadapuram siva temple.jpg
49 Avittathur Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Avittathur Avittathur
Thrissur District
AvittathurSivaTemple4.JPG
50 Parumala Valiya Panayannarkavu Devi Temple Shiva, Mahakali Sivarathri
Navarathri
Parumala Mannar, Alappuzha
Alleppey District
Panayannarkkavu temple, mannar.jpg
51 Anandavalleeshwaram Sri Mahadevar Temple Shiva, Anandavalli Sivarathri Kollam Kollam
Kollam District
ആനന്ദവല്ലീശ്വരംക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
52 Kattakampal Temple Shiva, Bhagavathy Pooram Kattakampala Kattakampal
Thrissur District
KattakampalaMahadevaTemple.jpg
53 Kondazhy Tritham Tali Siva Temple Shiva, Parvathi Sivarathri Pazhayannur Kondazhy
Thrissur District
പഴയന്നൂർ കൊണ്ടാഴി തൃതംതളിക്ഷേത്രം-ശിവനട.jpg
54 Perakam Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Perakam chavakkad
Thrissur District
പേരകം ശിവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
55 Chakkamkulangara Siva Temple Shiva, Parvathi Sivarathri Adambilli Thrippunithura
Eranakulam District
Chakkamkulangara sivakshethram.jpg
56 Veeranimangalam Mahadeva Temple Shiva, Narasimha Sivarathri Ambalikkad Wadakkancherry
Thrissur District
Viranimangalam.jpg
57 Cheranalloor Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Cheranalloor Kalady
Ernakulam District
Cheranalloor Mahadeva Temple Sreekovil.jpg
58 Maniyoor Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Maniyoor Parappa
Kasaragod district
Maniyoor shiva Temple kasaragod.jpg
59 Kozhikode Tali Temple Shiva Sivarathri Thali Kozhikode
Kozhikode District
Thali Temple, Malabar District.jpg
60 Kaduthruthy Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Thali Kaduthuruthy
Kottayam District
Kaduthuruthy Thali Mahadeva Temple.jpg
61 Keezhtali Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Thali Kodungalloor
Thrissur District
Keezhthali Mahadeva Temple.jpg
62 Talikotta Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Thali Kottayam
Kottayam District
Thalikotta Temple Main Srikovil.JPG
63 Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple Shiva, Kodungallooramma Kodungallur Bharani Kodungallur Kodungallur
Thrissur District
BhagavathiTemple,KDR2.JPG
64 Sreekanteswaram Mahadeva Temple Sreekandan Sivarathri Vanchiyur Sreekanteswaram
Thiruvananthapuram District
Sreekanteswara Temple Trivandrum.jpg
65 Thiruvanchikulam Temple Thiruvanchikulathappan Sivarathri Vanchuleswaram Thiruvanchikulam
Thrissur District
Thiruvanchikulam3.jpg
66 Padanayarkulangara Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Pancharkulam Karunagappally Town
Kollam District
പടനായർകുളങ്ങര മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
67 Thrichattukulam Mahadeva Temple Vaduthaleswan Sivarathri Chittukulam Panavally
Alleppey District
Thiruchattukulam Mahadevar Temple.JPG
68 Pokkunny Siva Temple Pokkunniyappan Sivarathri Alathur Pokkunny
Palakkad District
Pokkunniayappan temple.jpg
69 Kottiyoor Siva Temple Kottiyurappan Kottiyoor Vysakha Mahotsavam Kottiyoor Kottiyoor
Kannur District
KottiyoorTemple.jpg
70 Thrippalur Mahadeva Temple Thrippaloorappan, Narasimha, Krishna Sivarathri, Ashtami Rohini Thrippaloor Alathur
Palakkad District
Thrippaloor Mahadeva Temple, PKD.jpg
71 Sree Perunthatta Siva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Perumthatta Guruvayoor
Thrissur District
Perumthitta Temple Guruvayur.jpg
72 Trithala Maha Siva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Thrithala Thrithala
Palakkad District
തൃത്താലക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
73 Thiruvatta Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Thiruvalla Thiruvalla
Pathanamthitta District
Thiruvatta Sivan (4).JPG
74 Vazhappally Maha Siva Temple ThiruVazhappallilappan, Vazhappally Bhagavathi, Ganapathy Panguni Utsav, Sivarathri, Mudiyeduppu, Vinayaka Chathurthi Vazhappally Changanassery
Kottayam District
Vazhappallytemple.jpg
75 Changankulangara Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Puthuppally Changankulangara
Kollam District
Changamkulangara Siva Temple, Puthuppally.jpg
76 Anchumurthi Mangalam Temple Shiva Sivarathri Mangalam Alathur
Palakkad District
Anjumoorthy Temple.JPG
77 Thirunakkara Sree Mahadevar Temple Thirunakkara Tevar Sivarathri, Pakal Pooram Thirunakkara Thirunakkara
Kottayam District
Thirunakkara Siva temple.JPG
78 Kodumbu Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Kodumbur Chittur
Palakkad District
Kodumbu Siva Temple.JPG
79 Ashtamichira Mahadeva Temple Thekkum Tevar, Vadakkum Tevar Sivarathri Ashtamikovil Ashtamichira
Thrissur District
Ashtamichira Temple - അഷ്ടമിച്ചിറ ശ്രി മഹാദേവക്ഷേത്രം.JPG
80 Pattanakkad Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Pattanakkad Pattanakkad
Alleppey District
പട്ടണകാട് ക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
81 Uliyannoor Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Ashtayil Uliyannoor
Ernakulam District
ഉളിയന്നൂർ ക്ഷേത്രം.jpg
82 Killikkurussi Mahadeva Temple Dakshinamurthy Sivarathri Killikkurissi Killikkurussimangalam
Palakkad district
KillikkurussiMahadevaKshetram.jpg
83 Puthur Mahadeva Temple Puthurappan Sivarathri Puthur Karivellur
Kannur District
Puthur Sri Maha Siva Temple.jpg
84 Chengannur Mahadeva Temple Chengannurappan, Chenganoor Bhagavathi Sivarathri Kumbhasabhava Mandiram Chengannur
Alleppey District
Chengannur Mahadeva4.JPG
85 Someswaram Mahadeva Temple Someswar Sivarathri Someswaram Pampady
Thrissur District
85-Someswaram Mahadeva Temple.JPG
86 Venganellore Thiruvimbilappan Temple ThiruVimbilappan Sivarathri Venganellore Chelakkara
Thrissur District
Venganallur Temple Nalampalam.jpg
87 Kottarakkara Mahadeva Temple Ilayidathappan Sivarathri Kottarakkara Kottarakkara
Kollam District
Kottarakara Padinjattinkara Siva Temple.jpg
88 Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple Kandiyurappan Sivarathri Kandiyur Mavelikkara
Alleppey District
Kandiyur Siva Temple Tower.JPG
89 Palayoor Mahadeva Temple Shiva - Palayoor Palayoor
Kodungalloor
Thrissur District
Temple converted to St.Thomas Syro-Malabar Church
90 Taliparamba Rajarajeshwara Temple Raja Rajeswaran Sivarathri Mahadevachelloor Taliparamba
Kannur District
Red stone construction.jpg
91 Nedumpura Kulasekharanellur Temple Kulasekharathappan Sivarathri Nedumpur Cheruthuruthi
thrissur District
Nedumpura Temple Main Srikovil.PNG
92 Sree Mannoor Siva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Mannur Quilandy
Kozhikode District
Mannur Siva Temple, Quilandy.JPG
93 Thrissilery Siva Temple Aghora Murthi Sivarathri Thrichaliyoor Thirunelli
Wayanad District
Thrissileri temple - Papa Nasin river.jpg
94 Sringapuram Mahadeva Temple Dakshayani Vallabhan Sivarathri Sringapuram Kodungalloor
Thrissur District
Sringapuram Mahadeva Temple.jpg
95 Karivellur Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Kottur Karivellur
Kannur District
Karivellur Temple.jpg
96 Mammiyoor Mahadeva Temple Mammiyurappan Sivarathri Mammiyoor Guruvayoor
Thrissur District
Mammiyoor sree mahadeva temple.JPG
97 Parampanthali Sree Mahadeva Temple Taliswaran, Shiva Sivarathri Parampanthali Mullassery
Thrissur District
Paramabamthali temple.jpg
98 Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple Shiva, Brahma Sivarathri Thirunavaya Tavanur
Malappuram district
Thirunavaya Brahma-Siva Temple.png
99 Kanjiramattam Sree Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Karikkod Thodupuzha
Edukki District
Kanjiramattom Aerial View.JPG
100 Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple Nalpathenniswaran Sivarathri Cherthala Panavally
Alleppey District
Nalpathenneeswaram anakottil.JPG
101 Kottappuram Siva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Kottappuram Kottappuram
Thrissur District
Kottappuram - Siva Temple.jpg
102 Muthuvara Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Muthuvara Muthuvara
Thrissur District
Muthuvara Shiva Temple.JPG
103 Velappaya Mahadeva Temple Vadakkum Tevar, Thekkum Tevar Sivarathri Velappaya Velappaya
Thrissur District
Velappata Siva Temple Entrance.jpg
104 Chendamangalam Kunnathali Temple Shiva Sivarathri Chendamangalam Chendamangalam
Ernakulam District
ChenthamangalamKunnathurthaliSivaTemple.jpg
105 Thrikkandiyur Mahadeva Temple Thrikkandiyurappan Sivarathri Thrikkandiyur Tirur
Malappuram District
Trikandiyur Siva Temple srikovil.jpg
106 Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple Erattayappan,
Madathilappan
Peruvanam Pooram, Sivarathri Peruvanam Cherpu
Thrissur District
PeruvanamTemple001.JPG
107 Thiruvaloor Mahadeva temple Thiruvalurappan Sivarathri Thiruvaloor Alangad
Eranakulam District
Thiruvaloor Mahadeva Temple DSC03029.JPG
108 Chirakkal Mahadeva Temple Shiva Sivarathri Chirakkal Angamali
Ernakulam District
Chirakkal Mahadeva Temple Puliyanam Top View.JPG

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