We see a number of temples in Kerala hat draw numerous devotees to them because of legends, devotion, grace and the blessings associated with them. Thiruvairanikkulam Mahadeva Temple is such a one. This temple is located in Aluva taluk in the district of Ernakulam and the presiding deity is Mahadeva or Lord Shiva who resides facing east in the sanctum.
Just behind Mahadeva resides Goddess Parvathi. In front of the Mandapa found in the front of Lord Mahadeva's Sreekovil (sanctum), the RISHIBAM (the bull) prostrates, facing Parameswara. In the lawn nearby Lord Ganapathi (Vigneswar) is also seen, facing east.