Thrippadhapuram Temple is situated near Kazhakuttoom, Trivandrum. If Sri Padmanabhaswami's (Lord Vishnu's) navel is in Padmanabhaswami Temple then the feet of God is at Thrippadhapuram Temple. The temple has Lord Shiva as the main deity in his most angry form. A deity of Lord Krishna (incarnation or avatar of Vishnu) with a flute is placed opposite to the Shiva lingam. It is believed that Lord Krishna plays the flute and the music calms down the anger of Lord Shiva. The stories of Lord Shiva of Thrippadhapuram are very famous.
About The Temple
The devotees believe that the head of Vishnu lies in Thiruvallam, the middle at Trivandrum and the leg here. In the south side of the temple there is Kannuneer theertham and another paapanasam theertham is famous here. A foot print in the rock which is believed as the print of Lord Vishnu is also found here. An old tree besides the temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Lord Ayyappa inside the main temple compound.
Ashtamirohini, Thiruvonam, Shiva-rathri, Vishu, Navarathri, Mandala Chirappu are the main festivals. In the Chithira day of Thulam, Aarattu will be celebrated.
Ghee and Kadali pazham to Mahadev and Thrimadhuram & Paalpayasam to Vishnu are the main offerings.
Many of the devotees who suffered with serious illness used to come and recovered their illness.
The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport
The nearest railway station is Trivandrum Central railway station.
The nearest major bus terminal is in Trivandrum. People get regular buses from Trivandrum to Thrippadhapuram.
Thrippadhapuram Mahadev Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To be cured of illnesses
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 05:00 am to 7:00 pm.