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Garuda Temple in Kerala - Triprangode Garuda Temple in Malappuram District in Kerala - Garudan Kavu

An exclusive temple dedicated to Garuda, the half eagle half man, is very rare. One such rare Garuda Temple is located at Triprangode in Malappuram District in Kerala. The temple is located around 8 km from Tirur Railway Station and it is around 5 km from Thirunavaya. The temple is also known as Garudan Kavu.

The main murti worshipped in the shrine is Vishnu but the Upa Devata Garuda is more famous. 

Vishnu worshipped in the temple is of Kurma Avatar. As the sankalpam is of white turtle the shrine is also known as Vellammasseri Garudan Kavu.

Vishnu faces east and Garuda faces west.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple include Kartaviryarjuna, Shankaranarayana, Shiva, Ganapathy, Vettakkorumakan and Ayyappa. 

As per history this is shrine belonged to the old Vettathu Nadu.

There is no festival observed in the temple. 

A Kerala temple ritual known as Mutta Vazhipadu was observed in the temple to find solution to all kinds of Sarpa Dosham.

The temple was completely destroyed by Tipu Sultan. The shrine was later renovated. 

The temple is managed by Uzhanma Devaswom. 

Garudan Kavu Temple timings:
5:00 AM to 10:00 AM
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM