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Thiruvannur Shiva Temple – Festival Thiruvannur Mahadeva Temple

Thiruvannur Sree Mahadeva temple, also known as Thiruvannur Shiva temple, is located at Thiruvannur in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shiva. Mahashivratri and Thiruvathira in Dhanu masam are the two important festivals here.

The temple has a unique sreekovil which is three-fourth square shape and the back portion is circular or like that of than elephant.

The sankalpam of Shiva in the temple is that of Kirathamoorthy and it faces west. The murti is believed to have been consecrated by Parashurama. There is also a west facing shrine of Bhagavan Sri Krishna in the temple complex. Ganapathi murti worshipped inside the nalambalam faces north and this is a rarity.

The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Dharma Sastha, Parashurama, Nagaraja and Nagayakshi, Kshetrapalan and yakshi.

The temple belongs to the Zamorin Royal family, now under administration of the family welfare society.

Main offering is Otta for fulfillment of desires destroying hindrances. It is done in the morning except on the first Friday of Malayalam month when it's done in the evening.