The Chirakkal Mahadeva Temple is situated at the town of Angamaly, in the Ernakulam district of the state Kerala, India. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Shiva. The temple is quite old and is considered one among the 108 Shiva temples of dakshina kerala formed by Parasurama.
About the Temple
The temple has a well crafted tower with no dwayastambam. It also houses a Balikkal (sacrificial stone). The prayer hall (Mulambambalam) is lies to the east of the temple. The temple is spread over a relatively large area of land, especially on its eastern side.
About the Deity
The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Shiva who graces from the main Sanctum in the Linga form facing the direction east. The Lord is dubiously confronted with the water, so the deity is defenseless.
Legend and Stories
The temple is one among the 109 Shiva Kshetras that were consecrated by Sri Parshurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. When the Alangadu Dynasty split into two, Kothakulangara which was to the north of Angamali was decided as the capital. In 1762, the rule of Zamorin was overpowered by the Travancore rulers. As a result, Cochin and Alagangal were merged with the Travancore kingdom. Later when the kingdom of Travancore was dissolved, the Chirackal temple administration came under the Travancore Devaswom Board.
How to Reach Angamaly
The Kochi Airport is the nearest located airport to this temple situated at Angamaly.
The Angamaly railway station is the nearest railhead. Regular trains connect Angamaly with major cities of the country.
The town of Angamaly is well connected to major towns and cities of the country through regular buses.
Chirakkal Mahadeva Temple,
Angamaly, near Puliyanam village high school,
Kerala State, Pincode - 683572.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To get cure the diseases. To get better marital relations in sex
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 6 A.M to 9 P.M