Located in the Thrissur district of Kerala, the Poonkunnam Shiva Temple, which is a 1000 year old building, reflects the Kerala style of architecture, unique in its own way. This beautiful temple showcases the glorious cultural heritage of Kerala, with an idol of Shiva, the presiding deity of the city. Thrissur holds an important place in the history of Kerala and it owes its name to Lord Shiva. A number of dynasties, which had ruled Kerala before, had their capital in Thrissur. This is the reason, why it has so many imposing temples like Poonkunnam Shiva Temple.
This temple is a classic example of the Kerala style of architecture. The main deity is Lord Shiva. Parvathy, Ganapathy, Sastha, Nagaraja and Partha Sarathi are other sub deities. The Ganeshotsavam is celebrating in grand style.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Punkunnam Junction, Punkunnam, Thrissur, Kerala 680002