Trichambaram Temple

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Trichambaram Shree Krishna Temple
Trichambaram Shree Krishna Temple, Taliparamba
Trichambaram Shree Krishna Temple, Taliparamba
Trichambaram Temple is located in Kerala
Trichambaram Temple
Location within Kerala
Coordinates12°1′53.29″N 75°21′54.02″E / 12.0314694°N 75.3650056°E / 12.0314694; 75.3650056Coordinates: 12°1′53.29″N 75°21′54.02″E / 12.0314694°N 75.3650056°E / 12.0314694; 75.3650056
DistrictKannur district
ArchitectureKerala Architecture
Temple boardMalabar Devaswom Board

Trichambaram Temple is a Krishna temple located at Taliparamba in the Kannur district of Kerala, South India. The temple is believed to have got the name from Thiru Shambara or the holy Shambara in reverence to Maharishi Shambara who is supposed to have meditated here. The main deity of the temple is Shree Krishna after "Kamsavadham", sitting in Raudra posture (ferocious posture).[1] This temple is considered equal in status to the world-famous Guruvayoor Temple, and is also called 'North Guruvayoor'. .

The sanctum has beautiful carvings and murals from the 15th and 16th centuries. In the temple complex, there is also a shrine dedicated to goddess Durga which is in middle of a tank.[2]

The annual temple festival (Utsavam) is a colourful event. The fortnight-long festival begins on Kumbham 22 of Malayalam calendar (which generally falls on 6 March) every year with the Kodiyettam (hoisting of a religious flag) and comes to an end on Meenam 6 (which generallay falls on 20 March) with Koodipiriyal (Ending of this festival). In between these dates, for 11 days, Thitambu Nriththam (a sort of dance with the deities of Krishna and Balarama) is held at Pookoth Nada (1 km from Trichambaram temple).

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  1. ^ Pilgrimage to Temple Heritage. Info Kerala Communications Pvt Ltd. Retrieved 1 Sep 2013.
  2. ^ "Trichambaram Temple". Mathrubhumi.