Location

Lattitude: 11.8742991, Longitude: 75.86166

Ikkare Kottiyoor Temple

Ikkare Kottiyoor temple is an ancient Shiva temple in Kannur. Though the proper name of the temple is Thruchherumana Kshethram, it is locally known as Ikkare Kottiyoor temple as it is situated on the banks of a river, close [ikkare in Malayalam] to the Kottiyoor village. The second main temple in the village of Kottiyoor is the Akkare Kottiyoor that is situated on the other side [akkare in Malayalam] of Bavali river.

The Shiva linga that is worshipped in the temple is believed to have been discovered, rather than created by human hands, and is therefore known as Swayambhu [self-born]. The temple was built after the Swayambhu lingam was found.

It is believed that the shrine is blessed with the divine presence of the Holy Trinity (Lords Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) and the rituals practised here celebrate this divine harmony.

The important festival of the temple, Vaisakha Maholsavam, falls during the months of May – June and is celebrated for 28 days. The Akkare Kottiyoor temple is opened only during this festival.

Getting there:
Nearest railway station:
Kannur on the Mangalore – Palakkad line
Nearest airport: Kannur International airport, 43 kms away

Shiva Temples

Ikkare Kottiyoor Temple

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