Pazhoor Perumthrikkovil Piravom Kerala India

Pazhoor Perumthrikkovil is a Hindu temple located at the town of Piravom, Ernakulam district, Kerala, India.it is sandhara type temple with cardinal doors on Four sides. The plinth and the wall together are of granite stone work and the rest of timber and sheet roof in circulr vimana. Dwarapalakas are made of wood. Main deity sivalinga is facing east. Square ardhamandapa contains beautiful wooden carvings on the ceiling. Pranala is a typical ornate Keral type with standing yaksha bearing at its tip. It has some of the notable examples of old workman ship in wood, illustrating various puranic scenes and figures from Bhagavata, Ramayana and Mahabharata. The temple can be dated to 12th century AD. Considering the structural and mural importance, the temple was declared as protected monument by the department of archaeology in 1994.It is believed that the work of this temple was done by Perumthachan. The temple is built in the classic Kerala architecture. The temple is well known for its exquisite architecture. The plinth and the wall together are of granite stonework and the rest of timber and sheet roof in circular vimana. The walls of the temple illustrate the episodes of Mahabharata, Ramayana, and several other notable Puranas. The temple is built in the 12th century AD. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva. This structure is called 'Padippura' which means house at gate. Pazhoor Siva Temple is open from 4:30 AM to 10 AM and from 4:30 PM to 8 PM. Five poojas are done daily: Usha Pooja 6 AM, Ethrithu Pooja 7 AM, Pantheeradi Pooja 7:45 AM, Uchcha Pooja 9:30 AM and Athazha Pooja 7:30 PM.