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Chendamangalam Ayyappa Temple – Kozhikode – Festival – Chendamangalam Shiva Temple

Chendamangalam Ayyappa temple, also known Shiva Temple, is located at Chendamangalam on Vadakara – Thalassery road in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappan Kavukal mentioned in Thottam Pattu. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shiva.

The dhwaja prathishta in the temple is annually held on Makayiram nakshatra in Makaram month.

The roof of the two tiered sreekovil (sanctum sanctorum) is covered with copper. The Upa Devata Ayyappa has prominence and is worshipped in a separate sreekovil outside the Nalambalam. Shiva is worshipped inside the Nalambalam.

The darshanam of Chendamangalam Ayyappa is towards east. But the deities in the temple have separate kodimaram or flag post.

The 8-day annual festival begins on Uthram nakshatra in Meenam month with kodiyettam.