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Parijathapuram Sree Krishna Temple – History - Karupadanna Temple Thrissur

Parijathapuram Sree Krishna temple is located at Karupadanna in Thrissur district, Kerala.

The main murti of Sree Krishna in the temple is 5 feet tall. The shrine is carved in Anjana Shila and the deity faces east.

Shiva and Ganapathy, who are worshiped in the same sreekovil, are the upa devatas.

The temple used to have an elaborate utsavam. Now festivals are not held in the temple.

Parijathapuram Sree Krishna Temple History

Unnayi Variyar, the author of Nalacharitham Attakatha, worked as kazhakam in the temple.

The temple was very famous in ancient times. Karupadanna Kadavu which was famous in ancient Kerala is located near the temple. There used to be country boats (vanchi) from Karupadanna Kadavu to any part of Kerala.

The area in and around Parijathapuram Sree Krishna Temple had thousands of Namboothiri families. Earlier nearly 400 to 500 Namboothiris from Karuppadanna used to take part in the Murajapam festival at Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. They used to have darshan in the Parijathapuram temple before starting the journey.