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Triprangode Siva Temple - Festival

Triprangode Siva Temple is ancient shrine located at Triprangode Village in Malappuram District in Kerala. The main festival in the temple is Mahashivratri. The temple is located around 8 km from Tirur Railway Station and around 5 km from Thirunavaya. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Mithuna Masam (June - July).

Legend has it that Sage Markandeya was saved from the clutches of Yama, the Hindu god death, by Shiva here. (you can read the complete legend here).

The sanctum sanctorum here is two storied and is known as Gaja Prishta kovil - like the back side of an elephant. Shiva faces west. He is worshipped in the form of Shivling which is swayambhu. It is believed that Shiva killed Yama by taking seven steps here. There is a pratishta or murti in each step.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Karanthil Shivan, Oroadivacha Shivan, Ganapathy, Navamukundan, Goddess Durga, Rishabha or Nandi, Sastha, Gosala Krishnan, Bhadrakali and Vettakkorumakan. 

The temple is 105 feet in length and 75 feet in breadth. There is also huge temple pond.

There used to be a Banyan tree in front of the temple which was split into two. It is said the tree split in order to give way to Young Markandeya who was escaping from Yama.