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Chirakkal Mahadeva Temple History, Address

About Chirakkal Mahadeva Temple:

Chirakkal Mahadeva Temple is located in the town of Angamaly, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Shiva who graces from the main Sanctum in the Linga form facing the direction east. The Lord is dubiously confronted with the water, so the deity is defenseless. The temple is quite old and is considered one of the 108 Shiva temples of Dakshina Kerala, formed by Parasurama.

The temple has a well-crafted tower without dwayastambam. It also houses a Balikkal (sacrificial stone). The prayer room (Mulambambalam) is located in the east. The temple extends over a relatively large area, especially on its east side.

Devotees believe that by visiting this temple will get cure of their diseases and to get better marital relations in sex.

Chirakkal Mahadeva Temple Legend / Stories:

The temple is one of the 108 Kshetras of Lord Shiva that were consecrated by Sri Parshurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. When the Alangadu Dynasty was split in two, Kothakulangara, located north of Angamali, was designated capital. In 1762, the reign of Zamorin was dominated by the leaders of Travancore. As a result, Cochin and Alagangal merged with the kingdom of Travancore. Later, when the kingdom of Travancore was dissolved, the administration of the Chirackal Temple was placed under Travancore Devaswom’s board of directors.

How to Reach Chirakkal Mahadeva Temple:

By Air:
The Kochi Airport is the nearest airport.

By Rail:
Angamaly railway station is the nearest rail head. Regular trains connect Angamaly with major cities.

By Road:
Angamaly is well connected to all major towns and cities through regular buses.

Chirakkal Mahadeva Temple

Chirakkal Mahadeva Temple Address:

near Puliyanam village high school,
Ernakulam District,
Pincode – 683572.

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