Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, Kannur

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The Rajarajeswara temple is a Shiva temple located in Taliparamba in Kannur district of Kerala, South India. The temple is regarded as one of the existing 108 ancient Shiva Temples of ancient Kerala. It also has a prominent place amongst the numerous Shiva temples in South India. It had the tallest shikhara amongst the temples of its time. The Rajarajeshwara temple has a top of about 90 tonnes. If any problem is encountered in the other temples of South India, devotees seek a solution in this temple through a prasna, a traditional method of astrological decision making. The prasna is conducted on a peedha (a raised platform) outside the temple.

Legendarily, it was supposedly renovated by Sage Parashurama, long before the Kali Yuga commenced. Several centuries ago it was renovated by the Mushika (Kolathiri) dynasty kings. This temple was rebuilt into its present form in the early eleventh century. The quadrangular sanctum has a two-tiered pyramidal roof; in front of the sanctum is the namaskara mandapam, but the temple has no kodi maram (flagstaff), unlike others in Kerala. Non-Hindus are not permitted to enter.
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  • Women are not allowed to visit this temple in the daytime and may only enter after the evening Poojas . It’s a beautiful ancient temple, with the architecture reminding one of the Angkor Vat...  more »
  • This Lord Shiva worshipped as RajaRajeswara, is located in Taliparamba. Ladies are allowed Darshan after 7.00 pm. Ponkudam is the famous and important offering in this temple. Visit and get...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful temple in Kerala... entrance to temple is very beautiful it is built with stones and there is a pond near the temple.. women can enter the temple after evening Pooja ....must visit once in your life
  • Good peaceful temple..has good parking space and it's so enjoyable there must visit

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