The Tharakkal Sri Maha Vishnu Temple which is situated by the Thrissur - Irinjalakuda route near the Puthenthodu in Karuvannur, at Thrissur district is a very ancient temple. This temple which belongs to the committee that is in charge of the Karuvannur Sree Vettukunnath Kavu Temple is now in a dilapidated condition. This land which has three Vishnu temples, amazingly structured in a straight line, inherited its name from "Karu" that means "water stream" and "uur" that means place. This temple which is more than 1, 200 years old is said to have been the private property of the Kuttanellur Muthedathu Mana. To be blessed with offspring, a statue of Lord Krishna was worshipped in the Illam, and after its fruitful result, a beautiful temple was built and this same statue was reinstated and worshipped in it.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To be blessed with offspring
- For good health
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.