Vilwamangalam Shri Krishna Swamy Temple is a beautiful shrine, located near East Fort, at Kottakkakam, in Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. This temple enshrines Lord Krishna as the main deity. Locals believe that this place is the penance land of a great Brahmin saint called Vilwamangalam Swamiyar. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna and attained Samadhi at the place where the sanctum sanctorum is situated.
Vilwamangalam Shri Krishna Swamy Temple is a delightful sanctum, situated close East Fort, at Kottakkakam, in Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. This sanctuary reveres Lord Krishna as the principle god. Local people trust that this spot is the atonement place where there is an awesome Brahmin holy person called Vilwamangalam Swamiyar. He was a passionate enthusiast of Lord Krishna and achieved Samadhi at the spot where the sanctum sanctorum is arranged.
About the Temple
This temple also houses sub shrines for Lord Ganesh and Nagaraja. Shri Krishna Swamy Temple, erected in a circular form, is an outstanding example of the Kerala style of architecture.
About the Deity
The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called Vilwamangalam Shri Krishna Swamy . His consort is known as Seetha.
The Ashtami Rohini Festival celebrated here amidst much pomp and splendor, attracts a large number of people from far and near.
Prasad & offering
The main offerings at this shrine are Tulsi leaf garlands and butter.
The Trivandrum International Airport connects a number of cities in India and abroad. The airport is just 6 km away from the railway station and provides best possible services to the visitors. A number of national and international flights of several airlines ply from this airport. The internatin airport is in Trivandrum Airport.
The Trivandrum International Airport interfaces various urban areas in India and abroad. The air terminal is only 6 km far from the railroad station and gives most ideal administrations to the guests. Various national and worldwide flights of a few carriers utilize from this airplane terminal. The internatin airplane terminal is in Trivandrum Airport.
The Nearest railways station Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station (2 km).
Trivandrum’s bus station is situated right next to the railway station. There are regular buses to nearby cities like Cochin, Bangalore, Madurai, Coimbatore and Chennai. KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation) provides excellent bus services including premium luxury Garuda services, sleeper, air-conditioned, executive, deluxe and many others to choose from. Other bus operators are Tamil Nadu’s SETC, Raj National Express and GTC.
Vilwamangalam Shri Krishna Swamy 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