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Killikurissimangalam Shiva Temple - History - Special Panchagavya - Kadalipazham Offering

Killikurissimangalam Shiva temple is located around 1.5 km north of Lakkidi Railway Station in Palakkad district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shiva and the darshan is towards west. The Nandi in the temple is slanting towards northeast side.

It is believed that the Shivling worshipped in the main sreekovil (sanctum sanctorum) was installed by Shuka Maharishi.

A Ganapathi murti is worshipped on the left corner of the sanctum sanctorum. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Goddess Parvati, Guruvayurappan, Vanadurga and Nagam.

There is no festival or cultural programs as it is believed that Shiva is performing Tapas in the temple.

Panchagavya kalam is held from Thulam 1 to Thulam 13.

There is a belief that a dumb person will be able to talk after eating the Kadalipazham (nedicha kadalipazham) offered in the temple.

The temple belongs to Pazheydathu, Mangalathu, Killikurissi, Poonthottathu, Panavur and Mantredathu Illams.

The temple was renovated by Veera Keralan, a king of Cochin. There is a Sanskrit shloka regarding this renovation in the Balikallu of the temple.

Kunjan Nambiar has mentioned Killikurissimangalam Shiva in many of his literary works.




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