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Thirunakkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple – Festival

Thirunakkara Sree Krishna Swamy temple is located at Thirunakkara in Kottayam, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Sri Krishna Bhagavan. The annual festival in the temple begins on Rohini nakshatra in Makaram month (January - February).

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathi and Goddess Bhagavathi.

The 7-day annual festival is famous for melam, elephants, temple art forms, kolams, and colorful procession along with a beautifully decorated palanquin.

This is a beautiful Kerala style temple complete with a round sanctum sanctorum (vatta sreekovil), a huge pond and kodimaram.

Annadanam is performed in the temple on all Thursdays and on Ekadashi days.

The main offering to Thirunakkara Sree Krishna Swamy is Paal Payasam.

The temple observes Vaikunta Ekadashi or Swargavathil Ekadashi with Sreebali, navakabhishekam and special pujas.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami (Gokulashtami) and Vinayaka Chaturthi in Chinga Masam are the other important festivals in the temple.