Mannur Temple

Mannur Temple is situated within 12 km away from Kadalundi Village in Kozhikode district. It is the one of the 108 famous temples among Kerala. And it is believed to be constructed by the great legend Parashurama. According to legend it is believed it is 1000 years old temple. And the wall paintings seen in the temple are said to be 400 years old. The elegantly carved Gajaprathista painting is believed to be two centuries year old.

The sanctum sanctorum facing west is constructed at two levels with intricate architectural calculations. The foundation is made of granite and the red laterite stone walls are beautifully carved. Here Lord shiva is depicted as Aghoramurthy, i.e the angry form of Shiva after the Dakshayaga. Sreeparvathi, Dakshinamurthy and Vigneswara are the upadevathas (other deities) in the temple. The temple complex also consists of Mahavishnu temple, Chuttambalam, Sastha temple and Karinkali Kavu.

It is believed that Sree Parashurama starts his Siva Linga prathista at Tiruvannur and completes it here every noon. Hence the noon pujas here are considered very special. Shivarathri and Thiruvathira are the major festivals celebrated here. The temple was administrated by the two families of Perumparambil and Manezhi Illoms and was later handed over to the Hindu Religious Charitable Endowment Department.

Best Season: 
February-March

Transport Terminals: 
Mannur

How to Reach: 
Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode 
Nearest Airport: Calicut (Kozhikode) Airport, is at Karipur (Malappuram district), 25km away from the city center

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