Sri Krishna Swami Temple is located at Todupuzha in the northern side of Todupuzha River. The main deity is Sri Krishna. The sub-deities are Bhagavathy, Ganapathi, Shiva and Naga. The owners are the famous Nedumbilly Mana, who has the right for conducting Tantric rites in the famous Sri Padmanaba Swami Temple of Trivandrum.
Legend and Stories
There is an exciting legend behind the deity. A village named Laxmi was very rich in Vedic scholars, artists and variety of eminent personalities. A man with abundant Vedic knowledge decided to go for Sanyasam (hermit). During his travel he reached Todupuzha and meditated upon Lord Krishna. During the meditation he had a vision of Lord Krishna splitting the beak of an Owl when it attempted to swallow Him. He opened the eyes and found Lord Krishna standing before him who soon disappeared. The Sanyasi (hermit) lit a lamp at the place where the Lord was standing. During this period Kizhmalanadu King visited the place and constructed a temple.
There is a ten day long festival in the Malayalam month of Meenam (March-April).
Nearest airport is Kochi Airport.
Kuruppanthara is the nearest railhead.
There are regular buses from other major cities to Todupuzha.
Sri Krishna Swami 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.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.