Panniyoor Varahamoorthy Temple
The Panniyoor Varahamoorthy Temple, believed to be more than 3,000 years old, is situated at Panniyoor in Palakkad. In ancient times, the village of Panniyoor was occupied by Brahmin families who were well versed in the Vedas. The earliest structure of the temple is said be built by Perumthachan, the master carpenter in Kerala folklore.
The principal deity of the temple is Varahamoorthy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The other deities are Sree Lakshmi Narayana and Lord Shiva. The annual festival, Sree Varaha Jayanthi which falls in the Malayalam month of Meenam, is celebrated for seven days.
The temple is situated in a scenic locale and the Bharathapuzha river flows two kilometer north of the temple.