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Sree Chakrapani Temple Trikaripur – History – Gajendra Moksha Murti

Sree Chakrapani Temple is located on the Thankayam – Elambachi road, and is around 3 km south of Trikaripur, in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagwan Vishnu. The Sankalpam of the prathishta is that of Vishnu Bhagavan giving moksha to Gajendra.

The darshanam of Sree Chakrapani temple is towards east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Sastha and Goddess Durga. There is also the sankalpam of the presence of Puliyannoor Devi.

The 8-day annual festival in the temple concludes with arattu on Rohini nakshatra in Meenam month (March – April).

The murti of Chakrapani is nearly 6 feet tall. As per popular belief Gajendra was caught by a crocodile in one of the two ponds located near the temple.

Another belief is that the temple murti here was consecrated by Parashurama.

As per history, the murti in the sreekovil here was worshipped by Pushkara Brahmanar a resident of Kanchipuram. The murti was retrieved from Thamarakulam (pond) here.

The temple was managed by 12 families including Nambi, Pothuval and Tamil Brahmins.