Pazhoor Padipura

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Pazhoor, is situated 33 km towards the southeast of Kochi, near Piravom. The temple is believed to be nearly 1,800 years old. A unique phenomenon observed here[citation needed] is that the Muvattupuzha river flowing west from east changes direction on reaching the temple. It retraces its path and flows east for a certain distance before diverting again to north and west. Had the river not changed its course, the temple would have been washed away.[citation needed]