It is to be remembered that Paravur Taluk of Ernakulam district in the state of Kerala, in southern India is dotted with ancient and medieval plus recent Lord Shiva temples that celebrates Shivarathri with much dedication and devotion.
Some of the popular temples of this region are Maalavana Sree Siva Temple at Maalavana Ferry on Paravur – Maalavana road and Naavalloor Sree Siva Temple at Kuttippuzha School Jn. on Aaluva – Maannaali road.
In the village of Aalangaat are located Eravipuram Sree Siva Temple on Aaluva – Varaappuzha road and Tiruvaaloor Sree Mahadeva Temple on Aaluva – Varaappuzha road (via) Aalangaat.
In the town of Katungaloor are located Chaattukulatt Sree Mahadeva Temple at Valanjambalam stop on Aaluva – Paravoor – Varaappuzha road, Sree Chandrasekharapuram Siva Temple at Manakkappati stop on Aaluva – Etayaar road, Uliyannoor Sree Mahadeva Temple and Uliyannoor Sree Maha Ganapati-Siva Temple at Tottakkattukara just 2 km towards west of Aaluva market,
Other ancient temples of this region are located at Elannikkal Sree Siva Temple on Ernakulam – Eloor road (via) Kalamasserry, Tirumuppam Sree Mahadeva Templex was consecrated by Sage Parasurama at Tirumuppam stop on Varaappuzha – Paravoor road, Puliyaamballi Sree Nambootiri Acchan Siva Temple at Chaattanaat on Paravoor – Chaattanaat road, Perumbatanna Sree Siva Temple; One km. from Perumbatanna stop towards Ezhikkara Chaattanaat road on Paravoor – Cheraayi road and Peruvaaram Sree Mahadeva (Parvati-Parameswaran) Temple on Paravoor – Ernakulam road.
The village of Paravur is dotted with Ammanarkal Temple (Ambamar Kovil), Meenadu Siva temple, Chirakkara Thazham Siva Temple, Sivapervathy temple, Ollal Siva Temple, Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple, Sree Maarkanteswara Temple, Chittaattukara – Vatakkekkara village, Kunnattu Sree Tali Arddhanaareeswarar Temple, Putiyakaav Sree Siva Temple and Sree Naraayanamangalam Sankaranaaraayana Temple.