Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur

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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. Our Thrissur trip itinerary builder website makes visiting Vadakkunnathan Temple and other Thrissur attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Grandeur of ancient south Indian architecture. Just cannot miss this beautiful serene temple in the center (literally) of Thrissur.  more »
  • One of the serene and calm temples I have ever visited. I felt so peaceful after the visit. If you are visiting Thrissur, never miss out to visit this temple.  more »
  • Really nice place situated in centre of trissur. we all heared the pooram festivel so that this temple is famous.shiva temple we can feel soo much relaxation.In that festivel time lot of exhibitions i...  more »
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  • A clean and silent holy temple in the Center of the city. Not so much crowd when we visited. Felt peaceful. Heard that the Pooram festival here is famous. Planned to go at that time.Its located in the main road and one cannot say its so famous. Its different from other temples. Easily accessible and no crowd. Unfortunately we visited just when the temple closed. It closes at sharp, 11:00 a.m in the morning
  • Very nice atmosphere. Pure air inside the temple, may be due the vegetation. A lot of trees and medicinal plants might be purifying the air. Making mind to a different level. Temple is a architectural marvel.
  • Calm place of divinity inside the compound. Outside the 'thekkinkaadu maidhaanam' is unique structure of this category, I don't think any other cities having this type of beautiful vast area in the heart of the city. It is a great experience of peacefulness in sitting simply here in the evening.
  • One of those places where you feel like you actually connect with your spiritual side. The temple is quite large so plan to spend at least an hour inside. As with most temples, there's a sequence you need to follow inside while offering prayers. Don't worry too much about it. Just enjoy the feeling you get like you're entirely in another universe. Hats off for maintaining this in the middle of the city even after all these years.
  • All the gods blessings you here. Beautiful Temple. Serene and Peaceful Backdrop. No time limit here one can spend quality time immersed in devotion as long as they want.

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