Mathilakam

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Ilango Adigal
Mathilakam
Matilakam
Trikana Matilakam
village
Mathilakam is located in Kerala
Mathilakam
Mathilakam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°17′25″N 76°10′00″E / 10.2903664°N 76.1666706°E / 10.2903664; 76.1666706Coordinates: 10°17′25″N 76°10′00″E / 10.2903664°N 76.1666706°E / 10.2903664; 76.1666706
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 680685
Telephone code 0480
Vehicle registration 47
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Kodungallur, Irinjalakkuda
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Matilakam (formerly Trikana Matilakam, Kunavayikottam) is a village in Thrissur District in Kerala, India.

In the Sangam Period, Trikana Matilakam was a famous centre of Jain religion and learning. In Matilakam was a famous Jain temple to which a number of other temples were subordinate but it later became a Hindu temple. Ilango Adikal, the author of the Tamil epic, Silappadikaram, was a Jain who lived at Trikana Matilakam.


Mathilakam (Kerala) - Jain legacy of Sangam period in shambles.