About Adampalli Chakkamkulangara Siva Temple:
Chakkamkulangara Siva temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Devi Parvathi is located in Thrippunithura, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India. The temple of Chakkamkulangara is dedicated to Lord Shiva. However, the temple is also famous for the Navagraha pratishta. Lord Shiva of the temple represents Swayamvara moorthy, although originally it has the form of “Mrityunjaya” in its fierce form (“ugra”), facing west, with eight hands with various attributes. Thrippunithura is one of the Brahmanic settlements of ancient Kerala and capital of the Kingdom of Cochin. The structure of the temple is built in a Kerala-Dravidian architectural style and is over 1000 years old. According to folklore, the sage Parasurama installed the idol of Lord Shiva. The sage Parasurama is the sixth incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu. The temple is part of the famous 108 Temples of Shiva of Kerala and references to this temple (Adampalli) are located at 108 Shivalaya Sothram. Temple celebrates Sivarathri for 7 days in the malayalam month of Kumbham (February – March) every year.
Adampalli Chakkamkulangara Siva Temple Structure:
The Chakkamkulangara Temple is located on the north side of the Poornathrayeesa Temple in Thrippunithura. It is one of the most famous temples of the Kochi Kingdom. The sanctum sanctorum inside is dedicated to Shiva and the goddess Parvati Devi is behind him. The sanctum sanctorum of Chakamkulangara is oriented towards the west. There is a large pool on the west side of the temple. The pond was built to face Shiva temple of Lord Shiva.