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Mannur Temple

Located 12 km away from Kozhikode at Kadalundi village, Sri Mannur Maha Shiva Kshethram or Mannar Temple is one of the 108 renowned temples in Kerala, believed to be built by the great sage Parashurama. Although no sturdy evidence is available, scholars say that this temple is more than 1000 years of old. Certain inscriptions on the wall of the temple date back to 400 years. The exquisitely carved Gajaprathista (elephant) styled laterite structure is more than two centuries old.

The sanctum sanctorum facing west is constructed at two levels with intricate architectural calculations. The foundation is made of granite and the red laterite stone walls are beautifully carved. Here Lord shiva is depicted as Aghoramurthy, i.e the angry form of Shiva after the Dakshayaga. Sreeparvathi, Dakshinamurthy and Vigneswara are the upadevathas (other deities) in the temple. The temple complex also consists of Mahavishnu temple, Chuttambalam, Sastha temple and Karinkali Kavu.

It is believed that Sree Parashurama starts his Siva Linga prathista at Tiruvannur and completes it here every noon. Hence the noon pujas here are considered very special. Shivarathri and Thiruvathira are the major festivals celebrated here. The temple was administrated by the two families of Perumparambil and Manezhi Illoms and was later handed over to the Hindu Religious Charitable Endowment Department.

Contact Address : 
Sri Mannur Maha Shiva Kshethram
P.O. Mannur, Feroke, Kozhikode- 673 328, Kerala
Phone : +91 495 2471160
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  By :  unni krishnan nair smiley
  Oct 23, 2013 3:14:08 PM | kolkata Reply to this Comment/ Review
excellent but need more publicity to attract tourist from kolkata

  By :  Sethunath smiley
  Sep 5, 2011 8:22:59 PM | Alappuzha Reply to this Comment/ Review
I was searching for the Karinkali Kavu temple. But I couldn't find it. Is it near Koyilandi, Kozhikode? Are there more than one Karinkali Kavu temple?