This is the very famous Varaha temple in Kerala and it is believed that it was the first temple to be consecrated by Parasurama nearly 4000 years ago, after recovering the land of Kerala from the sea. It is situated in a place called KUmbidi in Palakkad district, near a place called Kuttipuram. The Presiding god is Sri Varahamoorthy who is the third avatar of Lord Vishnu, who is positioned with Goddess Bhumi after killing Hiranyaksha. This Temple has given the status of “Maha Kshetra”. this temple is presently under the Zamorin of Calicut.
Panniyur Varahamoorthy Temple Darshana Timings:
Morning: 5:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Evening: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ganapathy Homam 7:00 AM
Usha Pooja 7:30 AM
Uccha Pooja 10:00 AM
Deeparadhana 6:30 PM
Athazha Pooja 7:30 PM
Panniyoor Varahamoorthy Temple Sub-deities:
Panniyur Varahamoorthy Temple History:
Panniyoor temple is related to the Kerala formation myth. Sage Parasurama, who massacred the Kshatriyas, donated Kerala to Brahmins, to atone for his sin. He divided the land into 64 villages and decided on the administrative functions.
At this time, the earth began to rise. Sage Parasurama panicked, but took Sage Narada’s advice and sought refuge in Sri Maha Vishnu.
Sri Maha Vishnu asked Sage Parasurama to install an idol of Varaha Avatar that the Lord had taken earlier. “The presence of Trimurtis will be felt there,” said Maha Vishnu.
Following this, Sage Parasurama built Panniyoor temple and consecrated Varahamoorthy. He also stipulated the rituals. The pond Matya Theertham was also dug nearby.
Panniyoor Varahamoorthy Temple Dress Code:
For Men: Dhoti or Mundu without shirts or banyan
For Women’s: Saree and Pavada are allowed. (Salvar sets and modern dresses are not allowed)
How to Reach Panniyur Varahamoorthy Temple:
The nearest airport to Panniyur Varahamoorthy Temple is Calicut International Airport which is 70 km away and Cochin International Airport is 100 km away.
The nearest railway station is at Kuttippuram is only 7 km away.
Thrissur/Guruvayur side take Kunnamkulam-Edappal route(SH-69) and before reaching Kuttippuram take right at Keltron Jn. to Kumbidi.
Kozhikode side take Valanchery-Kuttippuram route (NH-17), after Kuttippuram bridge take left at Keltron Jn. to Kumbidi.
Palakkad side take Ottappalam-Pattambi-Thrithala route to Kumbidi.
Panniyur Varahamoorthy Temple Address:
Panniyoor Temple Road,
Kerala – 679551.