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Thriprayar Sree Rama Swami Temple in Thrissur, Kerala

Thriprayar Sree Rama Swami Temple, in Thrissur district, is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Lord Rama. Lord Rama is known as Triprayarappan or Thriprayar Thevar. It is believed that Krishna worshipped the idol of Rama at Dwaraka. After the Swargarohana of Lord Krishna, the god was immersed in the sea. During Vakkayil Kaimal’s rule, few fishermen found the god from the sea and the king then built a temple at Thriprayar and installed the Lord Rama’s idol.

The deity is believed to be a manifestation of Trimoorti as Lord Rama has a garland in his hands. The image is adorned with necklaces and fine jewellery. Images of Sreedevi and Bhudevi are present on either side. A picture of Dakshinamoorthy, in the sanctum, faces the south. A lamp behind the image is lit at all times. Sub-Deities in the temple are Hanuman, Ganapathy, Dakshinamoorthy, Ayyappa, and Gosala Krishnan.

The wood carvings in Triprayar temple look surreal. A golden Thazhikakudam surmounts the circular-shaped Sreekovil with a copper-covered conical roof. The sanctum has various sculptural representations from the Ramayana. Its walls are finished with stunning mural paintings.

Thriprayar Sree Rama Swami Temple is Famous For

The image of Rama resembles the Chaturbhuja Vishnu form with four arms, bearing a conch, a disc, a bow and a garland respectively. It is believed that the deity worshipped here possesses some of the aspects of Shiva too. The image is adorned with necklaces and other fine jewellery. Images of Sridevi and Bhudevi are on either side. Rama has been conceived in the form of the victor over the demon Khara.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Thriprayar Sree Rama Swami Temple in Kerala

  • The seven-day Pooram festival is celebrated during the Meenam month, and it concludes in the Pooram asterism.
  • The Ekadashi festival is celebrated in November – December. A royal procession of Rama marks the celebration flanked by 21 elephants. The day after Ekadashi there is Saasta procession.
  • Angya Koottu is a local theatre form that offered as worship in the temple premises. Its a 12 day performance season in the month of Scorpio.

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