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Sri Vadakkunathar temple


Trissur, Vadakkunathar temple is situated in Trissur, Trissur district, Kerala state, India. The presiding deity here is Vadakkunathar and Amman (Thayar) is . This temple is a dedicated to Lord Shiva.

About the Temple

The engineering of sanctuaries in Kerala is not the same as in other states in India. The architectural style of Kerala sanctuaries has a natural effortlessness. Kerala sanctuaries have their very own unmistakable style by the extravagant utilization of wood, stone and metals. Sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu are celebrated for their magnificent stone works. Yet, in Kerala wood is utilized for making Temples as a result of rich woodland spread. The base structure of the sanctuary is made utilizing rock and laterite. The rooftop may have one, two or even three stories. The state of the rooftop relies on upon the arrangement of the sanctum underneath. A roundabout arrangement has a cone shaped rooftop, while a square arrangement has a pyramidal rooftop. The lofty and needle like rooftop is made of wood and is secured with copper plates keeping in mind the end goal to shield the internal skeletal structure from the vivacious rainstorm. Sreekovil top of Sabarimala Temple and Guruvayoor Temple are secured with Gold plates. The sreekovil dividers are generally enlivened with wall paintings and rooftop is beautified with various wood works.

About the Deity

The Shiva Linga, 12 feet tall and set on a peeta 25 feet wide is exceptionally old by age. The ghee never softens and is as hard as a stone. On the off chance that the ghee softens, it quickly vanishes. No harm is brought about to the Linga when abisheks are performed with rose water, sandal wood paste and so on. As an assurance, the Linga is secured with a Kavacha. Nandhi the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva is not before the sanctum but rather in a different mandap. Amid Pradosha days, Lord stipends darshan to enthusiasts with Nandhi. The serpent Vasuki utilized as the rope to stir the Nectar Ocean is in the sanctuary as a bell. Amid Pradosha time, it is rung by the Namboodri; others are just permitted to touch the bell.

Legend and Stories

Master Shiva sustained a head damage while battling with Arjuna. Lord Dhanvantri treated Lord Shiva with ghee to stop the draining and this is Nei Linga as indicated by conviction. As the Ice Linga in Amarnath in the north, this is the Ghee Linga in South, thus venerated as Dakshina (south) Kailash. The spot was made by Sage Parasurama. This is a Shiva Temple in Kerala confronting West.


Barring lighting of a lakh of lamps on the Mahasivarathri day, no other festival is celebrated in the temple.

Best time to visit

October to May


The Lord is praised as Vadakkunathar. As He is the Lord for all the 14 worlds, every prayer of the devotee is granted. The ghee used for the abishek of the Lord is consumed by devotees for cure from prolonged diseases and to cure infertility. It increases the memory power of the consumer.

Nearby Place To Visit

Mahadeva Temple
Mahadevar (Irattai Appan) Temple
Kodungallur bhagavathy amman Temple
Mammiyur Mahadevan Temple
Guruvayurappan Temple
Nagarajar Temple



Nearest airport is in Kochi.


Nearest airport is in Trissur.


The temple can be easily reached as it is situated in the heart of Trissur town.

Temple Address

Sri Vadakkunathar Temple,
Ernakulam dist, Kerala.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Cure from prolonged diseases
  • Cure for infertility
  • Increases the memory power

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.


The temple is open from 4.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

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