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Kanjilassery Maha Siva Temple Timings, History, Deities

Sree Kanjilassery Shiva Temple, one of the Lord Shiva temples in Kerala, is located in Chemancheri, Kozhikode. It is believed that the temple has been consecrated by Sage Kasyapa. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva, located in the main Sanctum Sanctorum, facing west.

Kanjilassery Maha Siva Temple Timings:

Morning: 5:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Evening: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Kanjilassery Maha Siva Temple Timings:

The place where the idol is worshiped in the temple resembles the addition of sand. Legend has it that the Shiva Linga was made by Agnihotri by using the sand from the Bharathapuzha river. The anointing is not performed because it is a Shivling of sand. The Shivalinga sits slightly slanting, as the mother of Agnihotri held on to the force, there was a slight tilt. The temple is a part of the 108 famous Shiva temples in Kerala. According to historians, the Trithala Siva Temple, built in the 9th or 10th century, marks the transition from Chola to Pandya style architecture.

Kanjilassery Siva Temple

Kanjilassery Maha Siva Temple Sub-deities:

Sri Maha Vishnu

Kanjilassery Siva Temple Main Festivals:

Prathishta Dinar (Punartham in Kumbha month)

Kanjilassery Siva Temple Dress Code:

For Men: Dhoti or Mundu without shirts or banyan.
For Women’s: Saree with blouse/ Punjabi Dress with Dupatta / Chudidhar with Dupatta/ Half saree.


Cameras, mobiles and all other electronic items are strictly prohibited inside the temple.

Kanjilassery Maha Siva Temple Address:

Varavoor-Mullurkara Road,
Kerala – 680590.

Kanjilassery Maha Siva Temple Map:

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