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Chengannur History

Chengannur History

According to the local legends and Hindu religious scholars, the 63 major Nayanaars is the pride of Shaivism who are largely worshipped across different regions of South India. Among the 63, two were Keralities. Cheraman Perumal was one among those two personalities. He was from the village of Chengannur. It is to be noted that he was a great loyalist of Sundaramoorthy Nayanar.According to the historians, Chengannur was one of the most important townships during the Cheran empire period. Since olden times, Chengannur mahadevar Temple is a very important place of worship for the Hindu devotees.

It is to be noted that there are many historical facts and many old sayings associated with this particular temple. This temple is popular for the Menses period of goddess Parvati. This particular period is considered by Hindu religious devotees as very auspicious. During the British period, Cardamom which is known popularly and called as Black Gold was a major commercial export product of Chengannur. In the heart of the Chengannur town is located the Munsif’s court which was the most vital judicial center of this region. It has recently completed its century.

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Chengannur Mahadevar temple


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