Sri Rajarajeshwara temple is located in Thaliparamba, in the district of Kannur, in the state of Kerala. It is about 1000-2000 years old. The presiding deity of this temple is Rajarajeshwara swamy.
The important festivals celebrated in this temple are Malayalam New Year day, Maha Shivarathri, days of Amavasya and purnima. In the state of Kerala, it is a renowned 108 Lord Shiva temple. It is to be noted that Rajarajeshwara is a form of Lord Shiva who is covered with gold, with three big eyes and is 3 feet tall.
This particular temple is kept open from early morning to before mid noon then later in the evening hours to late dusk. The other nearby temples is Sri Krishnan temple in Tiruchambaram and Sri Vaidyanathar temple in Kanjiraghat.
It is strongly believed that if devotees who are pregnant women prays to Lord Krishna, Lord Rajarajeshwarara and Lord Vaidyanathar in a single day and have their wholehearted darshan then she will deliver the child blessed with knowledge, noble traits, fame and good health. Devotees offer Vastras and perform abishek to the Lords.
According to the temple priest, “The management offers ghee in a small mud pot, which people worship placing it in the steps of the sanctum sanctorum. A king belonging to Samoria dynasty was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva and he dissolved with the Shivalinga while in prayer. The death message of any one in the king.” Devotees from the nook and corner of Kerala visit this temple with great devotion and dedication.
The temple is administered by Malabar Devaswom Board.
Taliparamba Rajarajeswara Temple
How to Reach
Taliparamba is a Muncipality in Kannur district and is the headquarters of Taliparamba Taluk. Taliparamba is on the National Highway–17 and the Rajarajeswara temple is situated 23 Kms north-east of Kannur city. From Kasargod 83 Kms towards south. The devotees coming from Mangalore have to travel about 135 Kms south on Kasargode – Kannur route via Manjeswaram, Kanhangad, Nileswaram, Payyanur, Pilathara, Pariyaram to reach Thaliparamba. The nearest Railway stations are Kannur and Payyanur. Plenty of buses are running to Taliparamba from all the above places. There are boarding and lodging facilities in Taliparama city comparatively on cheap rate.