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Annamanada Shiva Temple Near Mala In Thrissur - Gods Worshiped - About - Festival

Annamanada Shiva Temple, on the banks of Chalakudy Puzha, is located about 8 km from Mala in Thrissur. The 10-day annual festival in the temple is observed in such a manner that it ends with Arattu on the Thiruvathira Nakshatra day in Kumbham month.

The sanctum sanctorum faces east and is three-storied. The Swayambhu Shivling worshipped here is nearly 4-feet tall. The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappa, Parvati, Goshala Krishnan, Durga, Bhadrakali, Narasimha and Vishnu.

Bhagavan Vishnu has a separate sanctum sanctorum and it is round in shape.

Sharkara (Jaggery) Thulabharam is an important ritual here.

The temple has a long history of being part of fights between various ancient rulers including Samuthiri and the kings of Travancore.

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