Triprangode Siva Temple Timings:
Morning: 4:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Evening: 4:30 PM to 8.00 PM
Triprangode Siva Temple History:
The Triprangode Siva temple is one of the oldest Hindu temple. It has also been mentioned in the “Uddanta Sanstrikal” dating from the 15th century. Another reliable proof of its antiquity is the fact that the ruler, Goda Ravi Verma, in the 10th century, ordered certainly visible inscriptions in the temple.
According to legend, a long time ago, there was a couple called Mrikanda and Marudaati who were most distrait as they could not have a child. They decided to pursue severe austerities and propitiate the great and generous Lord Shiva for his blessings and boon to have a child. Pleased with their sincere devotion Lord Shiva chose to offer the couple the choice of a boon. The choice was that they could either have a simpleton of a son who would live long or an exceptionally brilliant son who would, however, have a short life span. The couple prayed to Lord Shiva for the latter and said that they would be grateful for a brilliant son who would be their pride and joy. That’s how Markandiya was born.
True to the boon he developed remarkable intellectual faculties and within a few years became learned enough to become the youngest yogi on Earth, he was soon to be renowned all over the region. His one remarkable achievement was the mastery he had attained over the Mahamritunjaya Jaap or Maha mantram. As the days passed and he neared the age of sixteen, when he had been destined to die, he saw his parents bemoaning and being unceasingly sorrowful. Then one day he asked them the reason for their grief. When he learnt about his impending death he was into galvanized action. He raced all the way to Maha Vishnu who is recognized as the preserver of life. After propitiating Lord Shiva he discovered that he would have to approach Lord Shiva or Lord Triprangottappan.
On hearing this, young Markandaya ran to the Triprangode Siva Temple where he sat and the God of death followed him to the temple and. In an attempt to take his soul Lord Yama, the God of death flung his lasso around him and encircled the boy yogi as he clunged onto the Shivalingam. The rope for pulling in souls also tends to encircle the Lingam and this enraged Lord Shiva who is beyond life and death and is, in fact, the destroyer Himself. He erupted from the Shivalingam in live fiery incarnation, which till date is called the ‘Kaalakalayi’ or the ‘bringer of death to death itself’. He reduced Lord Yama to ashes and saved the sixteen-year-old yogi blessing him with eternal life.
The gods approached Lord Shiva to cool him down and begged him to reinstate Lord Yama in his rightful place. They said this step was necessary because he was the only one who could balance the Earth and could exercise over its fast propagating and long-living population.
Triprangode Siva Temple Dieties:
Triprangode Siva Temple Festivals :
January: Eight-day festival ending with Thiruvathira of Dhanu
December: Eight-day festival ending with Thiruvathira of Dhanu
How to Reach Triprangode Siva Temple:
The nearest airport is Kozhikode which is 25 KM from the Temple.
Triprangode is just about 5 KM and Tirur railway station is 10 KM from the temple.
One can travel by bus from the Tirur bus stand which is just about 5 KM from Thirur.
Triprangode Siva Temple Address:
Alathiyoor – Kodakkal Road,
Phone: 0494 256 6046