Sri Mahadeva (Irattai Appan) temple is located in the popular village mentioned as Peruvanam, in the district of Trissur, in the state of Kerala in Southern India. The important deity of this temple is Mahadevar – Irattaiappan (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Parvathi. The holy tree of this temple is Banyan tree. The holy water of this temple is Thodukulam. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is about 2000-3000 years old in this region. The historical name of this ancient town is Peruvanam.
The festivals of this shrine are Brahmmotsavam celebrations commences on the Uthara Star day in Masi (February-March) with grand flag hoisting and ends on the Uthara star day in Panguni (March-April), Tirukarthikai in November-December, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Deepavalli, Maha Shivrathri in February-March, pongal, New Year days according to the English calendar and Tamil Calendar.
The shrine remains open for all the Hindus who are devotees and pilgrims from early morning hours to late mid-noon and later in the evening hours to dusk. During the important religious days and auspicious days, the shrine remains open for long hours. It is most sought after temple in this district.
The temple is open for all the devotees and pilgrims from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
It is the most sought after temple belong to the ancient temple category. Lord Shiva graces the devotees and pilgrims in Arthanareeswara form (half male, half female) facing towards west. The shrine is installed by Sage Parasurama.
Address – Sri Mahadevar (Irattai Appan) temple, Peruvanam, Trissur, Kerala