It is one of the oldest temples in the district of Thrissur. The temple is a protected monument of the Kerala State Department of Archaeology. Shri Thirumathaliyappan Mahadeva Temple, one of the one hundred and eight Sivalayams has a Mahasivalingam which is the main idol of the temple is believed to be installed by Khara Maharshi in a trance after the 'Satheedhahanam'. This temple boasts of a very tall and large "Sreekovil". The temple, facing east, is placed inside a compound having 2.75 acres of land surrounded by a wall on all sides. The temple itself is constructed in a square style and it is noticed that the Pallava-Chalukya influence is very much evident in its construction. It is presumed that this temple was the central capital of the ruler of Nedumpurayur. On both the sides of the passage (vatilmatom) from are ‘Vattezhuthu’ inscriptions that belong to the period of 11th and 12th centuries. A new sub shrine for Ganapati ,Bhagavathi and Sasthavu are being constructed on the south eastern side of the temple compound outside the chuttambalam.


  • 27 km from Thrissur
  • 11 km from Wadakkancheri