Temple is a place of supreme divinity and purity, where human temptations remain abated and the soul is raised to a higher level of eternal happiness.
The high spirits one happens to experience after a temple visit can never be recreated or mimicked by the best of modern medicine or therapies.
One of the most famous temple of Mavelikara,Mahadeva stands appart from other temples of Kerala where the Deity originated by itself (Seayambhu)
Chengannur Mahadevar Temple is one of the oldest and famous temple, situated in Allappuzha dist. (Kerala). It is a sprawling temple complex with a circular Sanctum. Lord Shiva and Parvathi Devi are the main investitures of this temple. Differing from other temples, there are two main Shrines in this temple. Lord Shiva facing East and Devi facing West.
The other sub-investitures of the temple are Ganapathi, Shasta (Lord Ayyappan), Chandikeswaran, Neelagrivan, Ganga, and Naagar. There is also a shrine of SreeKrishna nearby.
The temple has got a great importance in the history of Kerala. There are some stones still in the temple in connection with its history. Built in AD823 by Cheraman Perumal Nayanar Rajasekara Varman century, there is an Era in the name 'Kandiyoorabdam' from the formation of the temple. It was in wide spared use till the introduction of “Kollavarsham”. Kandiyoor is called the Kasi of the South, Thekkan Kasi ( Dakshina Kasi ).