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Location: Kottayam, Kerala
Dedicated To: Lord Shiva
Built By: Parasurama
The Main Festival: Held In November-December

Vaikom Temple, Ernakulam, Kerala, Kottayam, KeralaParasurama, the mythical founder of Kerala, is said to have built a temple here dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The twelve-day festival of the temple falls in November -December, and is celebrated with classical dance and music performances.

Also famous is the 'Kshetra Kalapeedhom', a school devoted to temple arts.
Another temple dedicated to Lord Subramanya at Udayanapuram, 3 kms from Vaikom, also figures prominently for its woodcarvings, stone sculptures and murals.

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