The holy town of Paravur is located in the district of Kollam in the state of Kerala in south India. This town is largely dotted with many ancient, medieval and recently built Shiva temples that are frequently visited by devotees and pilgrims.
Shivarathri day is marked with special pujas and rituals in these shrines. The main temples of this region are as follows.
The town of Paravur is blessed with Poredom Ambalam, Brahmanaseri Siva temple, Kunnathur Thali Temple, Puthenkulam Vayalil Siva temple, Chirakkara Thazham Siva Temple, Kappil Siva Temple, Edava Lord Shiva Temple, Chennamathe Mahadeva Temple (Chathannor – Meenadu), Edava Manthara Temple, Ayiravilli Temple Koonayil, Varinjam Mahadevar, Kottapuram – Puthiyidam Mahadeva Temple, Panamoodu Sri Mahadeva Temple, Pallimon Mahadeva Temple and Vaccanadu Sri Mahadeva Temple.
The temples that are situated within the town of Paravur are Kalluvathukkal – Mahadevar Temple, Ammaambalam Siva Temple, Kadakkal – Siva Temple, Thudayannur Arathakandappan Temple, Channappetta – Elavoor Siva Temple, Muttottu Siva Temple, Alayamon – Kuttinadu Siva Temple, Vilakkupara Siva Temple, Kaltrikkovil, Vayanammula Temple, Panayam Siva Temple, Ayiranallor Siva Temple, Malamel Ambalappara Mahadevar Temple, Padinjatinkara Siva Temple, Mathra Temple, Ummandu Ayiravally Temple and Agasthiacodu Sree Mahadevar Temple.
The temples that are situated outside the town of Paravur are Venchembu temple, Ayiravilly Temple, Aickarakonam temple, Vettikkavala Mahadeva-Mahavishnu, Avaneeshwaram, Muttottu Mahadevar, Puthiyidom Mahadevar Kshethram, Panayam Karavaloor – Sree Mahadevar temple, Sree Mahadevar Temple at Podiyattuvila, Sastamkunnu Sree Mahadevar Temple Near Karavoor Jn, Elampal Mahadevar, Maloor, Kundayam Siva Temple, Saptharshimangalam Siva Temple, Punnala Sree Neelakandapuram Sivakshethram and Kadumangalam Sree Mahadevar Temple.