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Thirupuram Sree Mahadeva Temple – Festival – Sreekovil With Three Shivlings

Thirupuram Sree Mahadeva temple is located at Tirupuram in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. The 10-day annual festival in the temple concludes on the Mahashivratri day in Kumbha Masam.

This is an ancient temple in the region and has a long history. The shrine has a square sanctum sanctorum with three Shivlings. The temple has a pond, kodimaram and an unusually long entrance structure. The pratishta in the temple is known Trayalingam.

As per legend Shiva appeared in the region after annihilating the Tripurasura with his third eye. The swayambhu murti of Shiva was so ferocious that it was impossible to go near it. Then the Shakti of Shiva was divided into three Shiva Lingas and consecrated.

The annual festival is famous for vilakku, Kerala temple art forms, fireworks and caparisoned elephants.

Mondays and Pradosham days are of importance in the temple.