Kerala has a few cave temples made out of rocks. The cave temples are among the earliest temples of Kerala and they were built prior to 800 AD. The Saivite cult influenced the architectural style of these temples. The rock cut temples in the southern region are that of Pandya style while that of the northern region of Pallava style. Some are of opinion that the rock cut temples in Kerala were formerly Jain shrines. Important rock-cut temples of Kerala are:


Sl.No Name District
1 Irunnilamkodu Siva Temple Thrissur
2 Kallil Bhagavathy Temple Ernakulam
3 Kottukkal Thrikkovil Kannur
4 Kunnathurpady Cave Temple Kollam
5 Madavoorpara Rock Cut Temple Thiruvananthapuram
6 Munikkallu Cave Temple Ernakulam
7 Panunda Siva Temple Kannur
8 Thrukkakudy Cave Temple Pathanamthitta
9 Vizhinjam Temple Thiruvananthapuram


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