The Parashuram temple at Poinguinim is located amidst forest grove in serene surroundings. The mantapa has traditional carved wooden pillars and the Shikara is the traditional pyramid shape. There is also an iconic representation of ‘Kshetrapala’ in the courtyard.

The other shrines of Parashuram are at Pethe Parashuram near Chiplunand Payyanur, and Thiruvallom in Kerala. During 1300-1400 AD, the rise of Nath cult appeared to have coincided with the cult of Parashuram and the shrines at Poinguinim and Chiplun were set up as independent shrines to Parashurama.

 

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