Coir or Kayar Vazhipaadu (The Rope Offering) at Trikkur Mahadeva Temple

Coir or Kayar Vazhipaadu (The Rope Offering) at Trikkur Mahadeva Temple


Trikkur Mahadeva Temple is an ancient  rock-cut cave temple situated in Trikkur village in Thrissur District, Kerala, India. It is  believed to have been built in the 7th or 8th century. The temple and its premises are now owned by Paliyam Trust and the administration  is managed by Kshetra Samrakshana Samiti. The main deity of this temple is Lord Shiva (Mahadeva). The unique speciality is the  temple is located on the top of a hillock inside a 30 feet long and 12 feet broad natural cave. Since 1966, the temple is a protected monument under the Department of Archaeology, Government of Kerala.

Coir or Kayar Vazhipaadu (The Rope Offering)

The unique offering to Lord Mahadeva is Coir or Kayar Vazhipadu. It is said that Kayar Vazhipadu  has divine powers to cure asthma and related diseases, and people from different religions and castes come to this temple to offer Kayar Vazhipaadu to the Lord Mahadeva. According to Ayurveda,  this healing method is called “Daiva Vyaapaashraya Chikitsa”

Trikkur Mahadeva Temple
Trikkur Mahadeva Temple




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