Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022

Trikkur Mahadeva Temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

It  is a rock cut cave temple in Trikkur village in Thrissur District in Kerala believed to have been built in the 7th or 8th century. The temple was originally a Jain temple.

 

The diety is a ‘Siva linga’ and is of 6 ft. height .The Sivalinga faces east and the door of the Garbhagriha is on the north. There is a Ganapathi sculpture on the eastern wall.

 

                  

 

 

The arrangement of dwarapalakas and other deities are slightly disturbed to suit the terrain of the rock in which the temple and the figures have been carved. The linga is in the centre, fixed on to a rectangular pedestal. There is an evergreen pond on the top of the rock. Since 1966 it is a protected monument under the Department of Archaeology.  

 

 

Source:

http://trikkurmahadevatemple.blogspot.in/    

 

 

 

 

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