Uma maheshwara temple
The uma maheshwara temple lies in the heart of kollam town.walking from the clock tower junction of chinnakada and turning westward through the main road, at uma maheshwara junction you come to the entrance of sree uma maheshwara swami temple. It has a resplendent legend woven around it. According to tradition, lord shiva and parvathi who arrived at agastyagiri continued their journey north-ward.the variegated sylvan scenes-dense forests, herds of tuskers,swinging monkeys,springing tigresses wild bisons peacock pirouetted hills,vine-netted arbors,woodland streams, facades of hermitages, enchanting anchorite virgins provided festive delight to the eyes of the divine couple, gauri and shankar . At dusk lord girish poised on nandi, the divine bull and girija perched on her lion, travelling the ethereal zones above the sequestered streets shaded by verdant woods issuing fragrance, reached kollamthe ancient city of king jayasimha, lord shiva who surveyed the beautiful homesteads, gorgeous gardens, salubrious baths, busy streets and magestic highways of that holy city told his spouse that the city is so homely that it tempts one to sprun ones own home. Goddess parvathi captivated by the citys charms suggested to induchooda that they would put up for the night at kollam which surpassed even the celestial regions in its glory. Accordingly uma and maheshwarareclined on the sand bed at the foot of the towering banyan tree at the centre of the city. The cool breeze from the arabian sea derived ecstasy by caressing the divine couple. Heavens rained flowers upon them. Spirits kept vigil. In the presence of parvathi and parameshwarathe precincts attained the holiness of mount kailasa.
Location : Sree Uma Maheshwara Junction, Main Road, Kollam - 691 001, Kerala, South India
Gods : SREE UMA MAHESWARA
Landmark : Main Road, Kollam