The only holy place in Kerala praised in Thevaram hymns is Tiru Anjaikalam Mahadeva Swami temple. Goddess Ambica is portrayed with Lord Shiva in the same sanctorum in Sadashiva form. Sage Parasurama worshipped Lord at this place to cleanse himself from the sin of killing his mother.Lord Mahadeva was the family Lord of Chola kings. The deity was brought from Chidambaram and installed in the year 1, 801 at this sthala. We also find a shrine where Sundarar and Cheraman are portrayed together. There are more than 25 deities around the prakara. This is the only temple in Kerala that has a long round prakara.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To seek child boon
- To reunite separated couples
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.
5 a.m. to 11 a.m. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.