About Temple

Iranikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple One of the most ancient temples of Kerala. The biggest double storied circular sanctum called ‘Thekkedathu’ (Southern) temple. The ‘Sadasivalingam’ consecrated by Lord Parasurama. Lord Siva with consort Sree Parvathy and son Kumara on a single pedestal at ‘Vadakkedathu’ (Northern) temple. Architectural perfection and sculptural beauty. Situated along the southern border of Thrissur district, 7 Km south of Mala, 15 Km east of Kodungallur and 22 Km north west of Aluva.

Deities

Thekkedathappan: Lord Siva in Sadasiva concept in lingam form, believed to be installed by Lord Parasurama, originally in ‘Threthayuga’ inside the sanctum sanctorum of the double storied circular sanctum.
Nandikeswaran: As a single stone statue installed in the middle of the western edge of the mandapam. Sapthamathrukkal with Ganesa: In front of the southern Dwara (door) of the Sanctum.
Maha Ganapathy: In a small sanctum at the south west corner (Kanni Moola) of the main shrine.
Sree Dharma Sastha: As Lord Ayyappa in granite statue installed in a small sanctum at the south west corner just outside the thekkedathu chuttambalam.
Serpent Gods: Installed on an open pedestal at the outermost south west corner of the temple complex.
Karottamma: The initial mother goddess revered as the guardian goddess of the area, worshipped as ‘Bhuvaneswari’, ‘Nanadurga’ and ‘Bhadrakali’. Installed in the primitive granite stone form in a roofless sanctum, situated on a natural elevation at the North West corner along the outer border of the complex.
SkandomaaParameswara: The rarest concept of Siva- Sakthi Samyogam in Indian worship culture. Lord Siva, Sree Parvathy and Balamuruga in life size Panchaloha idols on a single pedestal inside the double storied square sanctum Known as the vadakkedathu temple.
Sundara Yakshi: Sree Parvathy in ‘soundarya devatha’ (goddess of beauty an youthfulness) concept, installed in a single stone idol at the intersecting corner of the southern wall of the mughamandapom and the eastern wall of the sanctum.
Keezhthrikkovil Mahavishnu: In a full formed (chathur bahu in ‘Prahlada praseeda’ concept) granite idol inside a single storied square sanctum, 30 metres north of the main temple compound.