Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple

Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple

Kerala, Palghat

Shrine: Sri Varaha Murthy

Situated at Kumbidi, Palakkad, the Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Varahamurthy, the third avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is believed to be the first temple consecrated by Parasurama
nearly 4000 years ago in Kerala.



According to the legends, it is believed that the temple of Sri Varaha Moorthy was built by Sage Parashurama nearly 4000 years ago and it is considered as the prime temple of Kerala. According to the legends,Parashurama donated all that he had won to Kashyap after his victory over the Kshatriyas. He then created a piece of land to carry out his meditation, which was Kerala. Seeing Paeasurama's devotion, Lord Maha Vishnu appeared and asked him to worship Lord Vishnu in Varaha incarnation. It is believed that Parasurama installed Sri Varaha Moorthy Temple following this.

Darsan Info

Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple is open from 6 AM to 10 AM and from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

'Sandhya Deeparadhana'(Pooja during evening time) is considered as the most auspicious time to seek the blessings of Sri Varahamurthy

Darsan Dresscode:

At Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple, traditional Kerala attire is preferred.

Travel Support

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Pooja Samagri

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The Palakkad district where the temple is situated, has mainly paddy cultivation as the main occupation of the people. The district is called the 'Rice Bowl' of Kerala. The social and cultural customs of the people are, therefore, one way or other, connected with paddy cultivation. They believe that the Goddesses of 'Kavu' (temple) protect them in their 'Thattakam' (meaning the area where they live, surrounds the 'Kavu'). The people make offerings to the Goddesses in their 'Thattakam' in the form agricultural produces having bearing on the seasonal agriculture.

Language Spoken: Malayalam

Location and Contact

Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple, Aanakkara, Palakkad, Kerala - 679 551

Contact Number : +91 466 202 2125

Ways to Reach

Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple is situated at Kumbidi in Anakkara panchayat in Palakkad District, 40 km away from Guruvayoor Temple and also 5 km near to Kuttippuram railway station.

Addition Info

  • Hotels near Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple

    Hotel Fort Palace,West Fort Road, Palakkad, Kerala 678 001 Phone:0491 253 4621
    Hotel Indraprastha 3-star hotel, English Church Rd, Nurani, Palakkad, Kerala 678001 Phone:0491 253 4643
  • HDFC Bank, State Bank, Union Bank of India
  • Yes
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Temple Rituals

Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple is the only one in Kerala to worship the 'Varaha' avatar of Shri Vishnu. This temple also houses and worhips Upadevtas like Sri Shiva ('Vadakovil'), Sri Ayyappa, Sri Durgabhagavathy, Sri Ganapathy, Sri Subramanya and Sri Lakshmi Narayan. This temple is also said to have the blessings of Chitragupta and Yakshi. This temple also has a stage and a huge ground to accommodate spectators. The legendary 'Panniyur thura' is located just to the North of the Mahakshetra. It is believed that the fishpond constructed by Parashuram used to be located just a little south of the temple.

Special Rituals

'Sandhya Deeparadhana is considered as the most auspicious time to seek the blessings of Sri Varahamurthy at Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple , when the idol will be covered in sandalwood paste and adorned in jewellery.

Pooja Timing

Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple is open from 6 AM to 10 AM and from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Three poojas are held daily - Usha Pooja (6:30 AM), Uchcha Pooja (9:30 AM) and Athazha Pooja (7:30 PM).

Regular Offerings

Abhishta Sidhdhi Puja


January/February -Prathishta Day

March/April - Sree Varaha Jayanti

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Kuttipuram
  • Nearby Airport

  • Coimbatore International Airport
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Kuttipuram Railway Station
  • Taxi Stand

  • Yes

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sethumadhavan on Mar 24, 2017 11:19 AM
family likes to visit temple at the earliest
Visu on May 16, 2017 05:13 PM
Pls give right condact no
Pilgrimaide on May 17, 2017 01:33 PM
As per info received the number is +91 466 202 2125

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