Trichambaram Temple

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Trichambaram Shree Krishna Temple
Trichambaram Shree Krishna Temple, Taliparamba
Trichambaram Shree Krishna Temple, Taliparamba
Trichambaram Shree Krishna Temple is located in Kerala
Trichambaram Shree Krishna Temple
Trichambaram Shree Krishna Temple
Location within Kerala
Name
Proper name Trichambaram Shree Krishna Temple
Malayalam തൃച്ചംബരം ശ്രീ കൃഷ്ണ ക്ഷേത്രം
Geography
Coordinates 12°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
Country India
State Kerala
District Kannur district
Location Taliparamba
Culture
Primary deity Krishna
Architecture
Architectural styles Kerala Architecture
History and governance
Temple board Malabar Devaswom Board
Website Trichambaram_Shree_Krishna_Seva_Samithi

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] .

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 March 6) every year with the Kodiyettam (hoisting of a religious flag) and comes to an end on Meenam 6 (which generallay falls on March 20) 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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References[edit]

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