Thiruvanchikulam Shiva Temple Kerala
An ancient temple in the Thrissur district of God’s Own Country, Thiruvanchikulam Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and His consort Goddess Parvati. Both the deities are worshipped in the form of Mahadeva and Umadevi within this sacred temple that is also known as ‘Mahadeva Temple’ or ‘Thiruvan Jai Kalam Temple’.
Being the only Shiva sthalam in the entire of the state, Thiruvanchikulam Shiva Temple is considered as one of the highest pilgrimage sites in Kerala. The temple is also known for hosting four daily rituals and three annual rituals. Legends have it that this is temple where Lord Shiva had lived with His entire family!