Thriprayar Temple

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Thriprayar Shree Ramaswami Temple
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Temple entrance seen from bank of river Theevra
Religion
Affiliation Hinduism
District Thrissur District
Deity Rama
Festivals Arattupuzha Pooram, Ekadasi, Sethubandhanam at Sreeraman Chira Chemmappilly
Location
Location Triprayar
State Kerala
Country India
Architecture
Type Kerala

Thriprayar Shree Ramaswami Temple is Hindu temple situated in Triprayar in Thrissur district of Kerala state in India. The deity is Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, with four arms bearing a conch, a disc, a bow and a garland. The temple is situated on the bank of river Theevra. The temple deity is the presiding deity of Arattupuzha Pooram. It is believed that the idol here was worshipped by Lord Krishna, another avatar of Lord Vishnu in Dwarka. Along with Lord Rama, there are shrines for Lord Shiva as Dakshinamoorthy, Lord Ganesha, Lord Sastha and Lord Krishna. It is the first among the four temples housing the four sons of King Dasharatha, popularly known as Nalambalams, the others being Koodalmanikyam Temple in Irinjalakuda housing Bharata, Thirumuzhikoolam temple housing Lakshmana and Payammal housing Shatrughna in that order. It is believed that worshipping these temples on a single day in the Malayalam month of Karkadakam is very auspicious, and thus many devotees visit these temples. Thriprayar temple used to be owned & administered by the 3 famous Nambudiri families namely Cheloor mana, Janappilly Mana and Punnappilly Mana before it was handed over to the Cochin Devaswom Board. Still, the heads of these three families serve as the Ooralans of the temple and take part in the rituals and festivals in accordance with the customs. [1] [2]

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Story behind the origin of the temple

The idols which are presently worshipped in the nalambalams were worshipped by Lord Krishna in Dwaraka during Dwapara Yuga.

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References

  1. "Triprayar Sree Rama Swami Temple". Vaikhari.com. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  2. "SREE RAMA TEMPLE". ThrissurKerala.com. Retrieved 2 October 2013.

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