The Chowalloor Shiva Temple is located at a distance of 3 km from Guruvayur Temple. It is also known as Mahadeva Temple and is considered to be thousands of years old. The temple is considered to be one of the 108 Shivalayas' or Abodes of Shiva in Kerala that were consecrated by Parasurama, the legendary founder of Kerala and the sixth incarnation of Vishnu. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva with a special Shivalinga. The noteworthy feature is that while the idol of Lord Shiva faces the west, the idol of his consort, Parvati faces the east. The position of the idols symbolizes that the blessings of the gods are bestowed on the whole world. At the entrance of the temple, an image of Thiruvambadi Krishna is situated in a shrine.