Pilgrimage Tour

Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple, Kerala

Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple is one of the most prominent temples in Kerala. The presiding deity in the temple is Maha Vishnu, worshipped in the form of Santhanagopala Murthy - saviour of Infants. In the temple, Lord Vishnu is seen in a unique posture sitting under the shade of five caps of Anantha. Pilgrims can get a close look of the deity from a small window on the rear side of Sreekovil. Visitors can also pay a visit at the idol of Lord Ganapathi on the southern side of the shrine. Besides the idol of Lord Ganesha, no other Upadevatas are worshipped here.

Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple is Famous For

In 1920, Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple was ruined due to fire accidents, but the idols were retracted safely. In 1921, the temple was reconstructed by Sri Eachara Warrier. You can read plenty of messages about God etched in the stone of the temple. The Gopuram on the west side of the temple is very old. It was built in the 11th and 13th centuries AD. Keda Vilakku is another prime attraction of here. According to the legends, Arjuna lit this lamp by using Gingelly oil. Hence the devotees use Gingelly oil to light the lamp in the temple.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple, Kerala

  • Moosari Utsavam : It’s celebrated in the month of August-September.
  • Vrischikolsavam : It’s one of the most significant festivals of the temple celebrated in November-December. It’s an eight-day annual festival, and it ends on Monday with ‘Kodi Irakkam’ and ‘Aarattu’ rituals. The fourth day of the festival is called “thrikketta purappadu”, and the devotees believe that the deity himself takes part in the procession.
  • AthaChamayam : It’s an annual festival celebrated during the Onam festival in August-September.
  • Onbathanthi Uthsavam : It is celebrated in October-November.
  • Sankara Narayana Vilakku : It is celebrated in December-January on the festive day of Thiruvathira.
  • Para Utsavam : This eight-day festival is celebrated in February –March, where the deity is welcomed by the householders with a measuring tin and offered to God.
  • Uthram Vilakku : This festival is celebrated in February-March every year. On this day, the Goddess Lakshmi of Pishari Kovil’ visits Poornathrayeesa temple followed by a joint procession.
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