Sree Annapoorneshwari Temple

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Annapoorneshwary temple is the famous temple in have been constructed by parasuram the methological creator of kerala. The temple is situated at Cherukunnuin Kannur, 12 km from Taliparamba. In Hindu mythology, Annapurna is the Goddess of food and nourishment, and considered as the sustainer of prosperity. In Sanskrit, ‘Anna’ means food and grains, and ‘Purna’ means full, complete or perfect. Hence Annapurna is empowered with the ability to provide food to an unlimited amount of people.Utsav conducted in the month of april a seven day ceremony.Chira is the most important zone compare any other temple in malabar.The temple is presently under the Malabar Devasom Board, and is mainted by the Temple Committee. The Speaciallty of the temple is that it is built with one single type of rock, and the Sree Kovil of both Annapoorneshwari and Krishnan is of the same size as per Vasthu, signifying that both the goddess and the god are given equal importance. The Entrance of the temple is in front of Krishnan's Sree Kovil, and the reason there isnt a direct entrance to Annapoorneshwari's Sree Kovil is because during the olden days it was believed that Women from the Brahmin Family arent supposed to be seen directly ( Antharjanam ).Hence there is a small window that is right in front of the Sree Kovil so that people can get the Darshan from outside. This is the only Annaporneshwari Temple in Kerala. Built using well polished stones and put together using Avil and belam ( miixture of flattened rice and jaggery )Next to the Temple ( right side ) is the Temple pond or the Ambala Kolam, which is close to 2.5 Acres in Area, Centrally located is the Pole other wise known as the stumpa. The Four major entrance of the Chera is built using large layers of rock layed paralelly. The Chera also has a Kollapura ( used for poojari's to bathe and wash ) which is located on the south west of the Chera.



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