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Chowalloor Shiva Temple – Information

Chowalloor Shiva temple, Chowalloor Mahadeva Kshetram, is located at Chowalloor in Chowalloor in Kandanassery village, Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva and Shivling worshipped in the temple is swayambhu. Darshanam of Chowalloor Shiva is towards west.

The temple has a circular sanctum sanctorum – vatta sreekovil. The sreekovil is two-tiered. The top roof is covered in copper. The shrine of Goddess Parvati is located on the eastern side of the sreekovil and the darshanam of goddess is towards east. The murti of Goddess Parvati is carved in jackfruit tree (varikka plavu).

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapati, Ayyappa, Sapta Matrikas and Simhodaran. The main Balikalu is about 10 feet tall. A Subrahmanya Swamy temple is located on the northeast side. The deity faces east.

The main festival observed in the temple is Mahashivratri. The temple belonged to 28 illams. The temple is now maintained by a committee elected by local people.

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