Thiruvanchikulam Temple

Mahadeva Temple or famously known as Thiruvanchikkulam Temple is a Hindu temple situated in near Kodungallur in Thrissur district of Kerala in India. This is the only one Shaivite Thiruppathies in Kerala out of 274 in India. Lord Shiva of the Mahadeva temple is the family god of Cochin Royal Family (Perumpadapu Swaroopam). The temple has very good mural paintings and is a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple has the oldest reference in history in old Tamil Sangam literature. The temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in South India where Lord Shiva is said to live along with his whole family. This temple has got a healthy relation with Chidambaram temple in Tamil Nadu.

Capital city of Kulasekharas, Mahodayapuram was built around the temple and was protected by high fortress on all sides and had extensive pathways and palaces.


Tourist Place to Visit in Thrissur District, Kerala