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Meenchanda Thiruvachira Sree Krishna Temple – Famous For Temple Pond

Thiruvachira Sree Krishna temple is located at Meenchanda in Kozhikode in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Sri Krishna bhagavan in Parthasarathy sankalpam. The darshanam of the Thiruvachira temple is towards east.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappan, and Bhagavathi. The important annual festival in the temple is held on Guruvayur Ekadashi day. Another important festival here is Gokulashtami.

There is a Chira or temple pond which is spread across 5 acres of land in front of the temple. This temple pond gives the temple a unique look and is famous as Thiruvachira. The pond is famous for its protected fishes.

As per history, the temple first belonged to Brahmins. Later it came under the control of Beypore Kovilakam. The ownership once again changed and the shrine was managed by Samoothiri Kovilakam.

The temple which was left without any proper maintenance was taken over Sri Krishna Paripalana Committee. The committee fought and won a legal battle for the custody of the temple pond and surrounding properties.

Vishu Kani Darshanam is of great significance in the temple.