Taliparamba Rajarajeswara perumal temple :

God and Godess :

Rajarajeswara swamy

Location :

Taliparamba Sri Rajarajeswara Perumal Temple
Rajarajeshwara temple, Thaliparamba,
Kannur district – 670141
Kerala.

Timings :

  • Morning – 5AM to 12PM
  • Evening – 5PM to 8.30PM

Temple History :

Taliparamba Rajarajeswara temple is the most ancient and powerful temple in Kannur district of Kerala.Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of this temple called here as Sri Rajarajeswara Perumal. Taliparamba or Perumchelloor(Perinchalloor) or Chelloor(Chellur) was one among the 64 brahminical settlements(village) established by Parasurama in ancient Kerala. The old name of Taliparamba was ‘Lakshmipura’ as this place was considered as an abode of prosperity. All the fame and prosperity to Perinchelloor village is because of the presence of Sree Raja Rajeswara temple and the blessings of Perumal Thrikkovilappan. Between A.D.216 and 333 Perinchelloor was the capital of Chera Kingdom ruled by Cheraman Perumal as referred in “Pathittupath”.

This temple of Sri Raja Eajeswara Perumal has a prominent place amongst the numerous Lord Shiva temples in Kerala. If any problem is encountered in temples of South India, the final solution is sought in this Temple through a Prasna(Query), a traditional method of astrological decision making. The Prasna is conducted on a Peedha (a raised platform) situated outside the temple. Taliparamba Rajarajeswara Swamy temple is one among 108 Shiva Temples in Kerala(ancient Kerala from Gokarna to Kanyakumari) created by Lord Parasurama. Among these temples, 12 are considered as most important and called Dwadasa Shivalayas(12 shiva temples). They are Gokarnam Mahabaleswara Temple(now in Karnataka State), Taliparamba Rajarajeswara Temple, Kottiyoor Perumal Temple, Thrissur Vadakkunnatha Temple, Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple, Kodungalloor Thiruvanchikkulam Mahadeva Temple, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple, Kaduthuruthy Mahadeva Temple, Chengannur Mahadeva Temple, Kandiyoor Mahadeva Temple and Suchindram Sthanumalaya Perumal Temple. Taliparamba is regarded as one of the ancient Shakti Peethams. Legend has it that the head of Sati fell here after Shiva’s Tandavam following Sati’s self-immolation. So this temple is also popularly known as Rajarajeswari Temple. Siro Peetham or Sirassu(head) is the other names given for Rajarajeswari Temple in some ancient documents. Interestingly Taliparamba Rajarajeswari Temple is also included in the list of 108 Durga Temples created by Lord Parasurama. In the list, Taliparamba is mentioned as “Sirassilum”.

Taliparamba temple is also one among the 18 Tali temples in Kerala. In the past, the entire Kerala was split up into temple states with the village as the administrative unit and these all temple states were under 18 Tali temples. The village was administered by Kazhakam-an advisory Board with an officer called Taliatiri. These villages were called Talis. Among such 18 tali temples, Taliparamba was one and it was very famous at it. The presiding deity of the Tali was the head and everything was done in his name. The territory enjoying the Lord’s administration was called Sanketam. The Tali tries were carrying on many philanthropic activities including the running of Vedapathasalas.

Festivals :

  • Mahasivratri 
  • Karthika pournami
  • Thiruonam

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Natravat Pooja – 7.00 am
  • Panthiradi Pooja – 8.00 am
  • Ucha Pooja – 9.30 am
  • Deeparadhana after – 6.00 pm
  • Athazha pooja – 7.45 pm
  • Offering – Rate (in Rs/-)
  • Neyyamruth (Ghee Pots) – 3.00
  • Pushpanjali – 3.00
  • Neyy Vilakku (Ghee Lamp) – 7.00
  • Ponninkudam (Gold Pot) – 601.00
  • Vellikkudam (Silver Pot) – 451.00
  • Swarnapattam (Big) – 20.00
  • Swarnapattam (Small) – 10.00
  • Swarna Thali (Gold Pendent) – 5.00
  • Swayamvara Pushpanjali – 25.00
  • Aswamedha Namaskaram – 401.00
  • Yama Namaskaram – 1700.00
  • Niramala (other expenses additional) – 700.00
  • Thulasi Mala (Thulasi Garland) – 5.00
  • Thrimadhuram – 5.00
  • Deepasthambham – 501.00
  • Chuttuvilakku – 501.00
  • Theertham – 1.00
  • Swarna Prathima – 10.00
  • Velli Prathima – 7.00
  • Sadhanam Konduvannu Oppikkal (for self bringing offerings) – 10.00 Choroonu (Annaprasa) – 50.00
  • Thiruvappam – 100.00
  • Aanayoottu (feeding temple elephent) – 200.00
  • Annadanam (for one day) – 3000.00
  • Sthanavum Sammanavum (Honouring and giving gifts) – 1001.00
  • Videography Charges – 100.00

Nearest Temples Around Taliparamba Rajarajeswara perumal temple :

  • Temple Name – Area/City – Distance (in KM)
  • Cherukkunnu Sri Annapoorneswari Temple – Kannur district – 12.00 km
  • Alakode Arangam Mahadeva Temple – Kannur district – 26.00 km
  • Pulpalli Seetadevi temple – Wayanad district – 124.00 km
  • Thirunelli Mahavishnu Temple – Wayanad district – 130.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Taliparamba – 1 km
  • Payyanur – 19 km
  • Kannur – 23 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Payangadi – 14 km
  • Kannapuram – 12 km
  • Payyanur – 23 km
  • Kannapuram – 12 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Cochin – 283 km
  • Calicut – 137 km
  • Kannur – 42 km
  • Coimbatore – 303 km
  • Bangalore – 356 km

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