Vadakkumnathan Temple, Thrissur (Trichur)
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Vadakkumnathan Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 4.30 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 4.30 AM - 8.00 PM , Sunday: 4.30 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 4.30 AM - 8.00 PM

Vadakkumnatha Temple, located in the heart of Thrissur city, is one of the oldest temples of Kerala. Built in typical traditional Kerala style of architecture, Vadakkumnatha Kshetram is decorated with murals and sculptures. Situated amidst Tekkinkadu (Forest of Teak trees) ground, atop a hillock, Vadakkumnatha Kshetram overlooks the city of Thrissur.

The stone wall which encloses the temple and its premises consists of about 9 acres of land. The principal shrine of this temple has four lofty gopuras and an enclosed complex. This complex has three shrines dedicated to Lord Vadakkumnathan, Lord Sankaranarayana and Lord Rama. Lord Vadakkumnathan (Lord Shiva) is the principal deity of this temple.

This temple also features Koothambalam, a theatre hall for staging Koothu, a traditional dramatic form of the temple art of Kerala. Vadakkumnatha Kshetram is popular for being the venue of Pooram festival, which is celebrated annually during April - May.

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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs

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Venkat Athreya

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"A large temple" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is a large temple the God Shiva is facing west and Goddess Parvati facing East. Adi shankara's parents prayed for good offspring at this temple and Kanchi Kamakoti has made a temple for Adi Shankara in the temple premises.
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Venkiteswaran Csubramanian

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  • Lives in Kolhapur
  • 5 Reviews
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"Well maintained and very satisfied with the place"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Mar 25, 2014
A peaceful calm environment. Excellent place to visit. We could stroll in and visit all deities without any hassle, unlike in Guruvayur where there was big lines.
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