Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, Kannur

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The Rajarajeswara temple is a Shiva temple located at Taliparamba in the Kannur district of Kerala, South India.The temple is regarded as one of the existing 108 ancient Shiva Temples of Kerala. It also has a prominent place amongst the numerous Shiva temples in South India. It had the tallest shikhara amongst the temples of its time. The Rajarajeshwara temple has a top of about 90 tonnes. If any problem is encountered in the other temples of South India, devotees seek a solution in this temple through a prasna, a traditional method of astrological decision making. The prasna is conducted on a peedha (a raised platform) outside the temple.Legendarily, it was supposedly renovated by Sage Parashurama, long before the Kali Yuga commenced. Several centuries ago it was renovated by the Mushika (Kolathiri) dynasty kings. This temple was rebuilt into its present form in the early eleventh century. The quadrangular sanctum has a two-tiered pyramidal roof; in front of the sanctum is the namaskara mandapam, but the temple has no kodi maram (flagstaff), unlike others in Kerala. Non-Hindus are not permitted to enter.Legends and historyThe temple at Taliparamba is among the 108 ancient Kerala temples dedicated to Shiva. It is as famous as the Shiva temples at Vaikom, Ettumanur and Vadakkunnathan temple at Trichur.Taliparamba is regarded as one of the ancient Shakti Peethams. Legend has it that the head of Sati (Goddess/ wife of shiva) fell here after Shiva's tandavam following Sati's self-immolation.Sati was the daughter of Daksh, a respected Hindu king who had a disregard for Shiva.
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  • The temple is very good and many people visit here, its one of the famous ones. Check for the timing before going as the temple keeps closing and opening. we had to wait for half hour before darshan. ...  more »
  • Rajarajeshwara Temple devoted to lord shiva .it is said that this temple idol was consecrated by the great parasurama .  more »
  • This is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, venerated here as Rajarajeshwara or the Emperor of emperors, consecrated by Parasuram, renovated by the Chirakkal kings and partly destroyed by Tipu ...  more »
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  • A must visit temple! You could feel the positive vibes. One of the ancient architectural design. Non Hindu's are restricted to enter. Women's can only enter in after 8 pm
  • Nice very old temple. fully cultured. ladies are not allowed inside the temple ( inner round), and men's are allowed only with panche (doti) and shirt should be removed.
  • Very beautiful temple , very old and powerful god. You will feel the difference as soon as you enter the temple. Men are allowed all the time but ladies are allowed only after 7.10pm athazha Pooja. Ladies have to get a token from the counter and should carry a pot of ghee to enter the temple. Pradhashanam is not allowed after the night Pooja. Men can go around the temple till 7pm . Everyone should visit the temple and get the blessing of Lord Shiva. It's believed that all our wishes will come true once we visit and pray to the Lord.
  • shambo mahaadeva.. oldest shiva temple at taliparamba
  • i never visited such a calm and beautiful temple ...it was the best part i did in 2017

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