Pradosham on 14th March, 2014 !! 108 Shivalayas in Kerala !! Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple, Taliparamba !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Sri Rajareshwara Swamy Temple/Lakshmipuram/Perumchellur/Perum Thrikkovil/Taliparamba Kshetram is one of the 108 Shivalays was consecrated by Sage Parasurama located in Taliparamba, Kannur, Kerala.  This is one of the prominent Shakthi Peedam of Goddess Sri Parvati built during the 11th century is famous for its brilliant architectural work.  It was sanctified by Sage Parasurama before the commencement of Kali era.
Presiding deity – Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy/Perum Thrikovilappan/Perum Chellorappan/ with his consort Goddess Sri Parvati
Sub shrines – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Krishna, Lord Bhoothanatha/Aravathappan, Lord Vaidhyanatha, Yakshi, Goddess Sri Annapoorneswari, Goddess Kali,
Theertham – Ashramath Chira
Worshipped by : Lord Rama, Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi, Goddess Sri Parvathi, Kamadhenu, Sage Agastya, Rishis & Sages, King Mandata, Emperor Muchukunda(son of King Mandata), King Shathasoma,
Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva in this temple while returning from Lanka.
Sage Parasurama consecrated the Linga after listening to its glories from Maharishi Narada.  Vishwakarma, the celestial architect of deities performed the renovation of this temple as desired by Sage Parasurama.
Sage Agastya lighten the lamp of this temple while performing the sanctification of the Linga can be seen.  
Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Vishu, Annual Brahmostavam,
The legend has that Lord Shiva presented to Goddess Sri Parvati with three sacred Lingas which was initiated while churning the disc of Lord Surya in order to lessen its fierce heat by Sanakadis at the divine instruction of Lord Brahma.   During the churning process the residue was blended with the nectar of immortality and formed three sacred Lingas.    In Thretha Yuga King Mandata propitiated Lord Shiva with severe austerities and received one of the Lingas as a boon with an instruction that it should be sanctified in a land where there is no cremation takes place, eventually King Mandata found Taliparamba as appropriate land for the installation of the Linga and conducted worship.  After the demise of King Mandata the Linga consecrated was descended down to Earth.
Later, in Dwapara Yuga Emperor Muchukundha, son of King Mandata underwent severe austerities and pleased Lord Shiva and received a sacred Linga as boon, eventually it was sanctified in the same place on Earth where King Mandata was installed and that too descended down to Earth in due course of time.  After a period of hundred years, in Dwapara Yuga King Satasoma who was ruled this city was a passionate devotee of Lord Shiva undertook severe penance at the divine instruction of Sage Agastya and Lord Shiva was please at the devotion of King Satasoma and offered him a Linga.  Shortly, it was sanctified in this present temple situated here.
This temple remains open from 4.00 AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 4.30 PM to 8.00 PM in the evenings.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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