Thriprayar Sree Rama Temple

On the banks of a beautiful thriprayar river near Thrissur in Kerala almost bordering the trunk road is a big temple dedicated to Sri Rama, which combines attractive location, traditional legend and superb architecture. This temple is situated almost 25km south-west from Thrissur near Irinjalakuda in Thrissur District. Triprayar is about 23 km away from Guruvayoor temple. It is in the middle of Guruvayur – Kodungallur highway (NH 17).

Darshan is possible from 3am – 12.30pm and 5pm to 7.30pm. Meenuttu and Vedi are important offerings.

Legend has it that when the chieftain Vikkal Kaimal was building the Triprayar temple, an aerial voice told him that the idol of Ram must be installed at the spot exactly where a peacock would be standing. The altar was built subsequently at the spot where the peacock flew. The main festivals, Ekadasi day (November-December) and Poonam festival (March-April), are celebrated in a grand manner.

This is the first temple to visit as part of the famous Nalambalam Pilgrimage(visiting 4 temples in Kerala – Sreerama Temple at Triprayar ,Koodalmanickam Bharatha temple at Irinjalakuda ,Lakshmana temple at Moozhikkulam and Payammel Sathrughna temple near Irinjalakuda).

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Getting there:-

By road : Private buses and taxis are available from Thrisur and Irinjalakuda town.

By train : Nearest railway station is Thrisur(22kms).

By air : Nearest airport is Cochin international airport.