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Kootencheri Shiva Temple - History - Paroppadi – Kannadikkal In Kozhikode

Kootencheri Shiva temple is located near Kannadikkal in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The temple is on the Paroppadi – Kannadikkal road. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shiva. As per some belief, the murti in the temple is Aghora Shiva.

The darshanam of Kootencheri Shiva is towards west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ayyappa, Sri Krishna, Bhagavathi and Ganapathy.

The main offering in the temple is Shanka Abhishekam.

The annual festival is held here from December 24 to December 31. Earlier a livestock – cattle market was held as part of the festival.

The temple originally belonged to Karukedathu Illam. The temple was in a ruined condition without any major development. The temple was then brought by Cholapuram family karnavar. He transferred the temple to a local committee which now maintains the shrine.

As per history, the temple was an important shrine in the ancient Polanadu. The places in and around Kozhikode was known as Polanadu and this was under the control of the Samoothiri.

The annual Pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam (April - May).

The annual pratishta festival of Ayyappa in the temple is held in Malayalam Mithuna Masam (June - July).