The Sri Krishna Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in Kodungallur, Kerala, India. Hindu Mythology says that Lord Sree Krishna is among one of the Adi shaktis or fundamental universal source of energy. The temple structure is surrounded by lush green trees. But, there is no proper record in history about the origin and construction of this sacred worship place yet it is believed that it was constructed during the 11th of century. According to Hindu mythology, lord Krishna is the only mysterious God who is omnipotent and omnipresent. Legend says, centuries ago, there was a Krishna temple which was believed to Swayambhu or self originated. However, after sometime it was destroyed due to some unknown reasons. Once, a sage called Jwala Swamy visited the temple ruins, he decided to rebuild it. He visited the King’s palace and asked for the money to build the temple. The king was also a great follower of Lord Sree Krishna and agreed to finance all the expenditure. However, there is also another folklore regarding the origin of the sacred temple, once an old saint visited the town. He discovered an idol of Lord Sri Krishna and decided to build a temple for Krishna. The temple brought its architecture from ancient Hindu style of architecture which can be seen all other parts of south India. The sculptures on the temple’s walls show the mythological stories of Lord Shree Krishna. Here, devotees can witness the sculpture related to Lord Sree Krishna and King Arjuna. Apart from that the main hall of the temple is adored with various mural and paintings. Moreover, the exterior walls of the temple show the stories of Krishna Ras Lila or the spiritual relationship between Goppies and Lord Krishna.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Family problem removal
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.