Thrikkunnathu Mahadeva Temple, located in Kanjany in Thrissur district of Kerala. This temple is a classic example of the Dravidian style of architecture. Thrikkunnathu Mahadeva Temple is situated near to Karuvannur River and the presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva, located in main sanctum sanatorium facing east. According to folklore, sage Parasurama has installed the idol. The temple is a part of the 108 famous Shiva temples in Kerala.
It is thought that the idol of the main deity was installed by Parasurama himself. The Kurumannur River flows nearby and brings vegetation around the temple. The temple is quite old, in addition to its religious importance, it is also surrounded by an exquisite environment. The temple compound is 2 acres; Sri Mahadeva (Lord Shiva) and Lord Vishnu were built in a complex of separate temples. The temple complex (Nalambalam, Sanctum Santorium) and the lighthouse are built in the Kerala-Dravidian architectural style.
The Sanctum Sanctorum (Sreekovil) of the temple of Shiva is round in shape (Vatta Srekovil), covered with copper leaves and two internal chambers. Sanctum The Sanctorum temple of Vishnu is square in shape (Chatura Sreekovil), covered in a roof tile and oriented to the west. The annual temple festival come in Malayalam month of Dhanu.