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Arangam Sree Mahadeva Temple – History - Alakode- Kannur

Arangam Sree Mahadeva temple is located at Alakode village in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva – Swayambhu Shivling. The darshanam of Arangam Sree Mahadeva is towards west. Here is a look at the festival, history and gods worshiped at Arangam Sree Mahadeva temple.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Subrahmanian, Ganapathi, Sastha, Parthasarathy, Kirata Murthy and Bhagavathy. The murti of Parthasarathy is bend slightly towards left.

The 8-day annual festival concludes with arattu on Thiruvathira nakshatra in Makaram month.

Thidambu Nritham is held on Ashtami Rohini day. Kalamezhuthu and pattu is held for Bhagavathi on Aswathy nakshatra in Meenam month.

As per history, the temple belonged to Ashtamichal Puthiyedath Veettil Ayodhya Ramakaimal (Chindankaimal). The temple was in a dilapidated condition. Punar Prathista was performed on 1961 CE. The temple and surrounding 2000 acre land was bought by Poonjar Kovilakam Ramavarma Raja. He performed the renovation of the temple.

It is said that the temple originally belonged to Vaithalkolanamar who were katturajakanamar from Paithalmala.

It is said that the Shivling in the temple was discovered by a king who was fleeing from the attack by Srisailam.

There are 4 ponds and 7 wells around the temple. It is said that there are 12 wells around the temple and the rest is yet to be discovered. There used to be several muniyaras in and around the temple.