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Pazhoor Shiva Temple History - Festival – Upa Devatas In Pazhoor Perumthrikkovil Temple

 Pazhoor Perumthrikkovil temple is located around 2 km from Piravom town in Ernakulam district in Kerala. Pazhoor Shiva temple lies on the banks of Muvattupuzha aru. The six-day festival ends on the Shivratri day with Arattu in Kumbham month.

Pazhoor Perumthrikkovil is one among the 108 Shiva temples in Kerala. River flows on three sides of the temple except south.

The Shivling in the temple is made of mud. The deity faces east. The sreekovil or sanctum sanctorum is round and big. There is also sheeveli.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Sastha, Sri Krishna, Ganapathy and Nagaraja.

The temple is noted for its wall paintings and sculptures.

The temple is associated (uranma) with Melpazhoor Illam, the home of Aryamba, mother of Adi Shankaracharya.

A massive robbery took place in the temple on August 11, 2009. A very rare Gauri Shankar rudraksha, which was thousands of years old, covered in gold was stolen from the temple. 10 pavan thanka golaka and gold elases were stolen from the shrine.