Mahadeva Temple, Kalanjoor, Pathanamthitta

Mahadeva Temple is situated in the town known as Kalanjoor, in Pathanamthitta, in Kerala.  The chief deity of this shrine is Lord Shiva. The temple’s architectural style reflects Traditional Kerala style. It is popularly known as Thrikkalanjoor Sree Mahadeva shrine and its proper name is Sankarapurathu Mukkalvattom Devaswom.

As per the historians the current structure records of the shrine indicate it to be at least 1100 years old. The governing body of this shrine is Sankarapurathu Mukkalvattom Devaswom.

The main attraction of this shrine is a majestic banyan tree that is flanked by an Althara or raised platform that is largely visible from a distance to the ardent followers plus admirers and tourists from the main road.

Mahadeva Shrine or Thrikkalanjoor Sree Mahadeva shrine is a Hindu temple. It is on the Punular-Muvattupuzha highway in Pathanamthitta District and about 80 kilometers to the south-west of the Sabarimala temple, Kerala, India.

Carnatic music festival is held during the annual shrine festival on grand scale with imminent classical singers of India.  The important festivals of this shrine are Shivarathri day; annual festival begins in the Malayalam month of Meenam (March/April) and ends with Thiruvathira Arattu, Indilayappan festival for six days etc.

There is also an idol of Nataraja in this particular shrine that is facing the East direction. It is to be noted that at this shrine Mahasiva idol and the Sastha idols are installed facing each other. It is the uniqueness of this temple. The shrine houses the sacred idols of Indiliyappan (Sastha) and the Mahasiva idol in separate shrines.

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