Lord Shiva plays a significant role in Hindu Mythology and thus thousands of temples and shines had erected to show respect and esteem to him. Peruvanam Shiva Temple in Cherpu is prominent among them. Itís a circular temple of Lord Shiva extended over an area of 6 acres. Itís an ideal example of Kerala style structural design and its architectural value dates back to the 12th century. The unique idol of Lord Shiva and two Shivalingom on the same pedestal is the prime resource of allurement of the temple. God Shiva is worshiped here, as Erattayappan.
It is one of the imperative shrines run after the Cochin Devaswom Board. Vattezhuthu and Malayalam dedications have been imprinted on the walls of the temple and the temple is thus also known as Perumtrikkovil. The Shiva temple of Peruvanam is popular for the festival Peruvanam Pooram. The devotees enjoy the whole day festival of annual celebration with great enthusiasm and jolty. In the evening, elephantís procession begins from the neighboring temple that ends with the Shiva temple to pay homage o God. Thirty traditionally ornamented elephants have added beauty to the festival. The drummers also execute the traditional percussion music, Pancharimelam and Pandimelam. Located at Cherpu in Thrissur the Shiva Temple, Peruvanam is successful in attracting travelers to make their calm trip to grasp the spots treasure.