Thiruvegappura Sankaranarayana Temple is an ancient temple in Kerala date back to the 14th century. Located at Ottappalam in the Palakkad district of Kerala, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This large Mahadeva Kshetram is on the banks of Thutha Puzha, a tributary of Bharatha Puzha. Even if the main deity is Lord Shiva in this temple, Lord Krishna and Lord Sankaranarayanan are also worshipped here with equal importance. An idol of Lord Ganesha is also there on the right side of Lord Shiva in this temple. Vaikkathashtami and Sivarathri are also celebrated in this temple with grandeur. The temple celebrates its annual festival for eight days in the Malayalam month of Kumbham.
According to legends, the Shiva lingam of Thiruvegappura Sankaranarayana Temple was founded by Garuda and brought it from Himalayas. The muhurtham time for installing the idol was approaching when he was bringing it from Himalayas. So, the Lord asked Garuda to fly fast (Vegam Parakkanam) and got the temple its name “Thiru Vegam Para’. A specialty of this temple is that it has three separate sree kovils for three separate deities. Each deity has separate flag posts and three balikallu at the entrances. Besides, all of them have stone navagrahams (9 celestial bodies) around its garbhagrahams. Thiruvegappura Sankaranarayana Temple is about 30 kilometers away from the nearest railway station Shornur. We, Tour My India offer religious tours to Kerala through affordable pilgrimage holiday packages.