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Punnayurkulam Govindapuram Vishnu Temple In Thrissur - Festival - History

Govindapuram Vishnu temple is located at Punnayurkulam in Thrissur district, Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Vaishaka month.

The main deity worshipped in the temple is Vishnu. The sankalpam of Vishnu is that of old age form of Vishnu. The murti is nearly five feet tall and the deity faces west.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappan, Dakshinamurti, Hanuman, Bhadrakali, Yogeshwaran and Nagarajavu.

The pond in the temple is known as Punnayurkulam.

Punnayurkulam Govindapuram temple is mentioned in the kokasandesham.

As per history this was a temple in Vanneri village. The temple was completely destroyed by Tipu Sultan.

Another history states that a Chakyar who had performed a Kuthu with a theme criticizing a local ruler. Samoothiri, the local ruler, killed the Chakyar to avenge the insult. In ancient Kerala, Chakyar had the right to criticize the ruler during the performance of Chakyar Koothu. It is said that the script for the Kuthu was written by Chennas Narayanan Namboothiri. The Kuthu was performed by Neelakandan as per the direction of Payyur Patteri.