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Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur

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Surrounded by a massive stone wall enclosing an area of 3.6 hectares (9 acres), Vadakkunnathan Temple features classic Kerala architecture with monumental towers on all four sides. Set in the heart of Thrissur, this represents one of the largest and oldest Hindu temples in the region, with its koothambalam, or temple theater, dating from the 7th century. Pay special attention to the murals, which depict episodes from the Mahabharata, and enjoy the temple's lively colors, elaborate wooden carvings, and expansive surrounding greenery. Every year, millions of devotees flock to see a line of decorated elephants during the temple's famous pooram festival (mid-April to mid-May), culminating in firecrackers. Our Thrissur trip itinerary builder website makes visiting Vadakkunnathan Temple and other Thrissur attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Like many hindu temples in Kerala it is not open to foreigners and non-hindus. I have not encountered this elsewhere in my wandering of India . Sadly this ban is not indicated either on its site nor.....  more
    Like many hindu temples in Kerala it is not open to foreigners and non-hindus. I have not encountered this elsewhere in my wandering of India . Sadly this ban is not indicated either on its site nor.....  more »
  • Simply excellent! So serene and quiet! Great aura! Go as early as you can to get the effect! We went at around 5.45am...simply amazing. 
    Simply excellent! So serene and quiet! Great aura! Go as early as you can to get the effect! We went at around 5.45am...simply amazing.  more »
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  • This review is less about this Temple and more about an experience of the place. It is a beautiful place to be for people looking for visiting Lord Vadakkumnathan. Oh my god, what a wonderful place.. You should definitely go there.. all travelling facilities are available here, so no worries.. Overall, it is a very neat and clean place, very calm atmosphere.. 👍🏻👍🏻 I want to say again that you should definitely visit here.. thank you 🥰
  • Pride of Kerala, unbelievable that such a historic temple is well located in the heart of the city. Thrissur district is known in the name of this temple and it's ground. It's calm and quiet inside the temple premises. Easily reachable via bus and train. Railway station and transport bus stand is nearby (approx 1km) . Lord Siva is the deity. Huge parking space available.

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