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Trichambaram Temple Information – Trichambaram Temple Pooja Timings

Trichambaram Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, and is located at Taliparamba in the Kannur District of Kerala, India.

Trichambaram Temple Pooja Timings  

Morning Time
5:30 AM to 12:00 PM noon
Evening Time
5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Trichambaram Temple Dress Code

Only traditional Kerala mundu is allowed for men. Men have to remove their shirt and hang it outside the shrine.

Women are also allowed to wear traditional dress.

The dress code is similar to the one followed in the famous Guruvayoor Temple in Kerala.

About Deity Worshipped in Temple

The deity worshipped in the temple is of angry of young Sri Krishna. He had just killed Kamsa, Chanura, the court wrestler, and Kuvalaya, the royal elephant.

This is one of the rare temples in Kerala, in which elephants are not allowed. The utsava murti of Bhagavan is taken around by temple priests on their head.

Another unique ritual is offering food to deity soon after opening the doors in the morning. All other regular rituals are performed after naivedyam. The reason is that Balakrishna is very tired after a tough battle. He was not ready for rituals on an empty stomach. So it was decided that food will be offered first.

History of Trichambaram Temple

The temple was built by Parashurama, like all other important temples in the state. All rituals in the temple were designed and stipulated by Parashurama.

The temple was patronized by the Mushika Kingdom. Mushaka Rajya, also called Ezhimalai Rajya, Puzhinadu, Kolathunadu, Chirakkal Rajya, was an ancient kingdom of the Tamil Sangam period in present-day Kerala.

Annual Festival

The annual temple festival attracts thousands of devotees. The festival is sort of a meeting between Sri Krishna and his elder brother Balram.

The fortnight-long festival begins on Kumbham 22 of Malayalam calendar (which generally falls on March 6) every year with the Kodiyettam (hoisting of a religious flag) and ends on Meenam 6 (which generally falls on March 20) with Kootu Piriyal (Ending of this festival).

In between these dates, for 11 days, Thidambu Nritham (a sort of dance with the deities of Krishna and Balarama) is held at Pookoth Nada (1 km from Trichambaram temple).

There is an ilanji tree in the temple complex which stopped bearing fruit to protect a devotee who was meditating under it. The falling of fruits was disturbing the devotee. Such was his devotion that the tree stopped bearing fruits.