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Sree Kulasekaranallur Shiva Temple – Nedumpura Temple

Sree Kulasekaranallur Shiva Temple, locally known as Nedumpura temple, is located at Vallathol Nagar village, around 2 km west of Cheruthuruthy in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Shiva temples in Kerala.

The main murti worshipped in the temple is Shiva in the form of a swayambhu shivling. There is a Vishnu temple in the northern side of the shrine.

The temple is associated with the ancient Kulasekara kingdom.

The style of architecture of the sreekovil (sanctum sanctorum) is uniquely shaped as Gajaprishtam (back of an elephant). Three sides are square shaped and the back side is like the back of an elephant. The sreekovil is two-tiered and the roof is covered with copper.

The temple is noted for its wooden architecture. The wooden designs and sculptures in the temple is classic example of the dexterity and ability of ancient carpenters.

During ancient times Jaya Bali was held in the temple. Nearly 36 Para unakalari choru naivedya was used for the ritual. This was one rare temple even in ancient times where the ritual was observed.

The most important festival held in the temple is Mahashivratri.