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Anandapuram Mahavishnu Temple Near Thrissur – 12 Forms Bhagavan Vishnu Worshipped Here

Anandapuram Mahavishnu temple is located at Muriyad village near Thrissur in Kerala. The temple is around 10 km from Arattupuzha and 5 km from Nellayi. This is a rare temple as 12 forms of Bhagavan Vishnu are worshipped here. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Mahavishnu and the deity faces east.

The 12 forms of Vishnu worshipped in Anandapuram Mahavishnu temple are Keshavan, Narayanan, Madhavan, Govindan, Vishnu, Madhusoodanan, Trivikraman, Vamanan, Sreedharan, Hrishikesan, Padmanabhan and Damodharan.

There is also a separate sreekovil (sanctum) of Rasakrida Sri Krishna. Here is Ganpati, Shiva, Durga, Ayyappan, Parashakti, Muniswaran, Rakshas and Kshetrapalan are worshipped.

Anandapuram Mahavishnu Temple History

A Valluvanad king had arrived here for hunting. He fell in love with a virgin woman in the region. The temple was built as per desire by the king. It is believed that the virgin woman later merged in the main Vigraham worshipped in the temple.

In remembrance of this event Enappudava Charthal ritual is held in the temple. Devotees can perform this as an offering.





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