Sringapuram Mahadeva Temple in KodungallurSringapuram Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and is located in district Thrissur at Kodungallur. It is adjoined by Kodungallur Kovilakam Palace. The temple's presiding deity is Lord Shiva. Sage Rishyashringa had installed the idol of Lord Shiva and it is only after him the temple has been named.
Sringapuram Mahadeva Temple ArchitectureFacing towards the east, the temple has 3 bay Nadapandal which comes with a tiled roof. A Dhwajastambha or the flag post is located beyond it. The outer courtyard or the inner prakram can be entered via the agramandapa which houses the balikkallu. Vertical wooden frames have wooden slats on them and enclose the temple from three sides. The sanctum or the Shrikovil has Mukha Mandap in the front. It has two doors one towards south and one in the north and has handrails and steps made out of granite. On the east is the Sopanam which has banisters on each of its sides and a vyali is sculptured on its outer.
Shiva Linga's five Pratishthas are contained in the temple, as was in trend during the 9th-10th centuries. There are several inscriptions from the same age. It is believed that the deity of Lord Shiva is in penitent mood after Lord’s consort, Sati's immolation at the time of Dakshayaga.
Festivals at Sringapuram Mahadeva TempleAn eight-day annual festival is celebrated at the temple in Kerala. It falls either in February or March just after Shivratri on new moon day.
How to Reach Sringapuram Mahadeva TempleSringapuram Mahadeva Temple is located at a distance of around 44 km from Thrissur Railway Station and can easily be reached by hiring a cab or a taxi. There are many state operated buses that can take you to this temple which will be cost effective too.
Address: Sringapuram Mahadeva Temple, Kodungallur, Thrissur, Kerala
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