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“Glorious”

Vadakkunnathan Temple
Ranked #1 of 66 things to do in Thrissur
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

I've never a seen a temple with so much land in the heart of the city. The place is so calm. Just walk around the temple and your mind would be at peace.

The temple has typical Kerala Architecture - i.e. no gopurams and multi-levels.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Go during the Temple Fesitval- the Trichur Pooram, if you want to see this lit up and in its full splendour!
But it is a place of worship and it does have the aura and the atmosphere for soul searching and seeking guidance.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Great as the centerspot for Pooram, but for the non-religious the grounds themselves are rather spare. Little in the way of any comfortable, tree-shaded cool spot.

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Enjoyed thoroughly last year but was not able to go this year. For visitors here are my tips as follows. On the festival day, which usually is marked by intermittent rains, elephants are brought inside the premises of the Vadakkumnathan Temple for the special feast. The elephants first pay obeisance to the presiding deity and they themselves are subjected to worship later during the course of the feeding ceremony. Here, the elephants are lined-up in a single row and facing them would be thousands of people in an excited mood to feed the elephants and getting ready with their offerings. The ceremony also is rooted in the belief that worshiping the elephants and giving them delicious and healthy food is a way to propitiate Lord Ganesha, the elephant-faced God, who removes obstacles from one''s pursuits was believed as.

1  Thank dillier-Richterswil
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Very nice temple to visit. In fact its a MUST for all Hindus to visit this temple. Its always best to have somebody who knows the ins and outs of the temple too as there are some temple areas to avoid (as it was built later to satisfy certain section of people). Overall the temple gives you a peaceful atmosphere.

While visiting the Sri Simhodaran temple - DO NOT look back after having prayed there as its believed that if you look back then all your prayers are taken back by him.

There is a road for Kshatriyas (as we circle around the temple). If you are a Kshatriya ONLY THEN take that route.

Also, as you end up near the Eastern Gate you will find the Kalki temple (there is a stone which is believed to grow as the years pass by)

Hope you will enjoy this trip.

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