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Chittadeeshwaram Temple – Kollam – History – Information

Chittadeeshwaram temple is located at Thamarakulam in the heart of Kollam town in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and is also known as Chittadeeshwaram Mahadevar kshethram.

The darshanam of Chittadeeshwaram Shiva temple is towards east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Goddess Parvati, Muruga, Sri Krishna, Sastha, Nagam, Yogeshwaran and Rakshas.

The important festivals observed here are Thaipooyam and Mahashivratri.

There are five Shiva temples in and around Thamarakulam. They are Rameshwaram, Trikkapaleshwaram, Anandeshwaram (Anandavalleswaram), Mannleeshwaram and Chittadeeshwaram.

As per history, Venad king had built these five temples for his daughters to offer prayers.

Rameshwaram and Chittadeeshwaram are mentioned in the Kollam Shasanam of Ramavarma Kulashekara.

It is said that Panakavil Palace which was the capital of Venad kingdom was located between Chittadeeshwaram temple and Chinthadura Vinayagar temple.





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