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Perumparamba Shiva Temple


Perumparamba Shiva Temple is an ancient Siva shrine situated at the town of Edappal, in Malappuram District of Kerala, India. This popular shrine is considered one among the 108 Siva Temples of Pracheena Kerala.

About The Temple

Lord Shiva graces here as a Swayambhu Linga {Self-manifested}. It is widely believed that the temple was built over night by the Shiva Bhootha Ganas, more than 1500 years ago. The temple’s architecture indeed reflects the tales that are widely circulated about the temple. The Temple suffered severe damages and was completely robbed off its assets during the conquest of Tippu Sultan (Mysore King). Until a couple of decades ago, the temple was in a very bad shape, that even the daily Poojas and other rituals for the deity were almost stopped. The temple is currently being renovated with the funds contributed by devotees who wish to restore the lost glory of this historic shrine.

About The Deity

Lord Shiva is the presiding deity if this temple who graces facing the West. Lord Vishnu appears in a separate shrine facing east. It is noteworthy that these two deities are indeed facing each other from their respective shrine, which is a rare phenomenon. The Linga (Siva Idol) made up of ‘Rudra Sila’. Lord Ayyapa, Ganapathi, Bala Ganapathi and Dakshina Murthy are the sub deities or Upadevathas of this temple.

Legend and Stories

According to Legends, this temple was built by Shiva Booth Ganas within a single night. The Vishnu shrine was added to this temple in the present century. People living in and around the place had to face a lot of sufferings continuously that they decided to identify the reason for it. That is when a holy person informed them that Lord Shiva is indeed very angry with them, which is the main reason for all their sufferings. It was also recommended that Lord Vishnu be installed (prathista) immediately in the temple, since he is the only one capable of cooling the furious Lord Shiva. Thus erected was this Vishnu shrine opposite to the main sanctum of Lord Shiva.


The occasion of Aarudra Dharsan falling on the on Makeeryam Star in Malayalm Month Shani and the Maha Sivaratri are the two major festivals celebrated in this temple.

How To Reach Edappal


There nearest airport to Edappal is the Calicut International Airport.


Edappal does not have a train station of its own. The closest station is the Kuttippuram railway station.


Regular buses to Edappal are available from many major cities of the country. The temple lies just about 2 km from the town center.

Temple Address

Perumparamba Shiva Temple,
Edappal, Malappuram district,
Kerala State, Pincode - 679576.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Positive thinking

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

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