The Asramam Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is dedicated to Sree krishna and is in the district of Kollam, Kerala. Lord Krishna is in the form of Navaneet Krishnan. The temple sits on the top of a mount created by digging earth from a nearby place, which now forms the temple pond.
About The Temple
The temple is on the shores of Ashtamudi Lake. It is among the most prominent temples in Kollam. The main deity is Lord Sreekrishna with butter in both palms. Arattu mahotsavam(Festival) of this temple is very famous and is known as Kollam pooram Kollam pooram is annually held in Asramam maidan(Ground)
Kollam Pooram is among the most colourful festivals in Kerala. Pooram attracts many people from all parts of the State. The Kollam Pooram, organised in connection with the annual festival of the Asramam Sri Krishnaswamy Temple, will be held at the Asramam Maidanam in the month of April. Kollam Pooram has now assumed the status of a national festival attracting tourists in large numbers.
The airport that is closest to Kollam is the Trivandrum Airport. The Kollam Railway Station is considered to be one of the biggest railway stations in Kerala state after Shoranur and Palakkad.
The district is well connected to other parts of Kerala and India through the National Highways 47, 220 and 208 and by the railway network.
Ashram Sree Krishna Swamy Temple
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open from 05:00 am to 7:00 pm.