Chengannur Mahadeva Temple is one of the oldest and famous temples of Kerala. Located in Chengannur in the District of Alappuzha, the main deities of this temple are Lord Shiva facing east and his consort Goddess Parvathi facing the west.
Chengannur Mahadeva Temple is believed to have been built by the legendary traditional architecture and sculpture Perunthachan over 1500 years ago. The main features of this temple are its beautiful koothambalam, stunning mandapams, and a mesmerizing mukhamandapam.
The Temple has a main peculiarity. i.e. which is connected with a menstruation ceremony. This is observed periodically in the temple. This festival is called Triputharattu, which is considered as a symbol of fertility. This temple is also considered as Shakthi Peedam.
The main annual festival is 28 days long starting on Thiruvathira star in Malayalam month Dhanu (December). Shivrathri is also celebrated here with great importance.
By train and Bus - Chengannur Mahadeva Temple is only 1 km away from both Railway Station and KSRTC Bus Stand.
117 kms north of Thiruvananthapuram on the Main Central Road.
To know the temple timings and other details, visit https://chengannurtemple.com/