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Mannur Shiva Temple At Kadalundi In Kozhikode Kerala

Mannur Shiva temple is located at Kadalundi in Kozhikode district, Kerala. This is one among the 108 Shiva temples in Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shivling, which faces east, inside a gaja prishta sreekovil – sanctum sanctorum in the shape of backside of an elephant.

In southeast corner of the large temple area there is a separate shrine for Goddess Parvati. This temple is believed to be one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala.

Based on the location of Goddess Parvati temple, there is a Vishnu temple on the north side.

The Upa Devatas for the main temple of Shiva are Goddess Parvati, Ganapathy and Dakshinamurti.

The Upa Devatas in the Vishnu temple are Ganapathy and Ayyappan.

Special ezhunellippu is held during Shivratri.

The roof of the Mandapam has beautiful and intricate wood carvings and wooden sculptures. The 16 pillars and base of the Mandapam are made out of granite.

Varam and Pattathanam were held in the temple during ancient times. The temple once belonged to 5 Moosath Illams.




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