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Chokkur Sree Rama Temple – History – Facts

Chokkur Sree Rama temple is located at Omassery village in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ram. The murti worshipped in the temple was destroyed by Tipu Sultan and later in 1921 during Moplah riots. The height of the murti is nearly 5 feet including the peedam.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Sri Krishna, Ayyappa, Ganapathy and Bhagavathy.

Sree Rama Temple at Chokkur has stone inscriptions that bear references to temple dancers here. The inscription dates back to 932 CE, the fifteenth anniversary of the reign of Kulasekhara king Kotha Ravivarma (917-947 CE). It has the earliest reference to the Devadasi system in Kerala and a temple dancer named Nanga.

Destroyed, afforested and unattended for centuries, the temple was renovated and Naveekarana Kalasam (a ritual) took place in between the time period of April 24th to May 3rd of 2018.