Irunilamkode is a small village situated in the middle of Mullurkara Panchayath. This ancient temple is under the protection of the archaeological department of Kerala government. This temple is famous for every aspect. The idol is carved on rock at the bottom edge of a small hillock; inside a cave. This hillock lays spread in an area of more than 100 acres with solid rock. The structure of the deity is very peculiar and rare, perhaps, seen nowhere else. Lord Dhakshinamurthi, the master of all masters, sitting on a pedestal, one leg mounted on the other, head a little lifted up, and body leaning towards back and with a charming look at his devotees. All the four hands are bearing the traditional symbols. A shining silver crown, on the head, augments the Lord’s beauty in appearance. The idols of ‘Vishnu’, ‘Sivalinga’, and Devi are also sculptured in the same shrine. The temple has unique offerings including ‘pappadm chavittal’ (Stamping on fried pappadams) for the healing of diseases on the feet and ‘chool vazhipadu’ (brooming) for the abnormal falling of hairs found in ladies. ‘Annadanam’ (Serving of free food) is the main activity of temple.


  • Near Mulloorkkara Railway station, 26 km from Thrissur