Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple

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Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple
തിരുവമ്പാടി ക്ഷേത്രം
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Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictThrissur district
DeityKrishna
FestivalsThrissur Pooram
Location
LocationCity of Thrissur
StateKerala
CountryIndia
Architecture
TypeKerala

Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple in the city of Thrissur in Kerala, India. The main deities of this temple are Lord Krishna in the form of a child, and Goddess Bhadrakali, both having equal importance. There are sub-shrines for Lord Ganesha, Lord Sastha and Brahmarakshas, and there is a sub-temple for Lord Ganesha behind the temple. The temple is one of the two rival groups participating in the Thrissur Pooram, which is the biggest local festival in Kerala. Bhagavad Gita chanting makes the temple alive. Every day the Devaswom gives free lunch to people.

The dress code is a must with no modern dresses allowed.

The straight road opposite the temple leads to Poonkunnam Railway station and further up to Poonkunnam junction. The name of the parallel road in front is Shornur road, leading to Vadakunnatan temple on one side and Paturaikkal and then to Shornur on the other.

The temple was home to a famous elephant named Thiruvambadi Sivasundar. He died on 11 March 2018.


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Coordinates: 10°32′00″N 76°12′41″E / 10.5333°N 76.2114°E / 10.5333; 76.2114