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Chemmanda Subrahmanya Temple – History – Facts

Chemmanda Subrahmanya temple is located at Chemmanda, around 5 km from in Irinjalakuda in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Murugan.

The temple has a vatta sreekovil – circular sanctum sanctorum. The murti of Subrahmanya worshipped in the temple is 6 feet tall. The darshanam of Chemmanda temple is towards east.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Ganapathy.

The five day annual festival concludes with arattu on Shukla Paksha Sashti – famous as Skanda Sashti.

Chemmanda was one among the 32 Namboothiri villages in Kerala. The temple was the Grama Kshetram of Chemmanda. It is said that shrine had nearly 15 acres of land. Currently the temple has 7 acres of land.

As per history, the temple belonged to 41 Illams of Chemmanda. Currently, the temple is managed by Nagarjuna Oushadhasala.