Sri Vadakkumnathan Shiva Temple

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Temple overview

Sri Vadakkumnathan Shiva Temple is hindu temple which is dedicated to lord Shiva. The temple is located in the city of Thrissur, Kerala, India. The Sri Vadakkumnathan Shiva Temple  is an ancient hindu tempe which resimbles  the classic example of the architectural style of kerala.

The temple as has mural paintings depicting various morals of Mahabharata.

Their are various  stories origined to Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple which  is briefly narrated in Brahmanda Purana. There are several references to it in some other works also. Their are several accounts under the temple namely, that the temple was founded by Parashurama sir. Sir Parashurama exterminated Kshatriyas for twenty one times. In order to cleanse himself from all these accounts and to balance his karma which he performed a yajna at the end. Only hindus are allowed inside the temple,their is a perticular dress code to be maintained inside the temple.

  • white pancha,Dhoti for men
  • saree or punjabi dress with dupatta or Chudidhar with dupatta.

Everyday temple timing at Sri Vadakkumnathan Shiva Temple:

Timings Pooja details
4:00 am Nadathurappu
4:15 am Neyyattam
6:00 am to 6:30 am Usha Pooja
9:00 am to 9:45 am Usha Pooja
4:30 pm Nadathurappu
6:15 pm Deeparadhana
7:15 pm to 7:45 pm Athazha Pooja
8:00 pm to 8:20 pm Trippuka

Nearest transport to reach the temple: 

  • By Air – Kochi International airport at nedumbassery which is 53 km away from the temple.
  • By Train – Thrissur Railway station which is 3 km away from the temple.