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Venkitangu Sree Shankaranarayana Temple

Venkitangu Sree Shankaranarayana temple, also known as Venkitangu Valiyambalam, is located at Venkitangu in Thrissur district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shankaranarayana. The murti is nearly 5 feet tall including the peedam. The darshanam of  Venkitangu Sree Shankaranarayana is towards west.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathi, Vyasa Rishi and Goddess Saraswati.

It is said that during ancient times the temple was a Mahakshetram. The walls of gopuram and anappalla mathil are the only remnants of the Mahakshetram.

A 4 acre temple pond known as Melukulam is part of the temple.

As per local history, the temple used to conduct a festival with kodiyettam or flag hoisting performed on Medam 10.

As per history, the temple was a Veda Pathashala. Kokasandesham belonging to 14th century CE mentions Venkitangu Sree Shankaranarayana temple. The shrine is also mentioned in Chatakasandesham.

In olden days, the temple was managed by Kanippayyur, Chittoor, Emprathu, Ullannoor, Vadavarkottu, Nediyaparambu, Manthitta, Edappally and Kuroor Manas.

Currently, the temple is managed by a committee formed by villagers.




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