Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Surrounded by a massive stone wall enclosing an area of 3.6 hectares (9 acres), Vadakkunnathan Temple features classic Kerala architecture with monumental towers on all four sides. Set in the heart of Thrissur, this represents one of the largest and oldest Hindu temples in the region, with its koothambalam, or temple theater, dating from the 7th century. Pay special attention to the murals, which depict episodes from the Mahabharata, and enjoy the temple's lively colors, elaborate wooden carvings, and expansive surrounding greenery. Every year, millions of devotees flock to see a line of decorated elephants during the temple's famous pooram festival (mid-April to mid-May), culminating in firecrackers. Vadakkunnathan Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Thrissur Edition.
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You feel so pleasant the minute you enter the temple. There are many deities within the same complex. Surrounded by lots of temples. Located in the center of thrissur this place is a must visit. Very ... read more »
Vadakkumnathan is a revered God of every thrisoorian [native of Thrisoor] irrespective of religion.. The famous Thrisoor pooram [Festival] is a part of this temple.. You can see nature preserved at it... read more »
It is in the heart of Trissur town but the massive stone wall surrounding the temple creates a religious and serene atmosphere inside. The temple is large and impressive. The place is so calm. Just wa... read more »
Really proud that this temple has been recognised by the UNESCO. This temple is world famous for the Thrissur Pooram festival that takes place every April / May. A must visit temple not just for the pooram, but also to appreciate the beauty and serenity of this great Lord Siva temple: after all the origin of the modern name Thrissur is Thrissiva Peroor recognising the powerful presence of Lord Siva in this city.
Well maintained temple in the center of thrissur by archaeological dept. Good divine experience and almost 30 deities can be worshipped here and there is a specific order to be followed to worship the same. Temple opend up in moring 4.30am till 11.00am and in evenings @ 4.00pm to 8.30pm. Must visit place in Kerala
The main temple in Thrissur. Tourists usually are not permitted to enter, and certain dress code must be worn, entrance to only practising Hindus. Very old temple, beautiful architecture seen from the outside. This is the main temple where everyone congregates for Thrissur Pooram.
I loved this temple:) once in life time people must c pooram n sivarthiri in thrissur
This pooram is the variety festival in this "WORLD". Kodamatam is very " BEAUTIFUL". 👊💟💞💔💖👿👹👷💁💂💁👫👥🎅👲👮👼💏😾
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