Kapaleeswarar Temple is an old Shiva temple located at
of Pathanamthitta District
. Dedicated to Lord Shiva
, in the form of Kapaleeswara, the temple houses the family deity of the Niranam poets who lived in the 15th century. According to Mahakavi Ulloor S Parmeswara Iyer, the temple once belonged to Pettikaimal, a feudal lord from Niranam. There is another famous temple by this name at Mylapore
, Tamil Nadu
Niranam is situated about 7 km from Thiruvalla. Thiruvalla Railway Station is the nearest railway station.