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Tripunithura Sree Rama Devaswom Temple – Festival

Tripunithura Sree Rama Devaswom temple is located at Tripunithura in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman. Hanuman worshipped in the temple is of great importance. The shrine is maintained by the GSB community. The annual festival in the Hanuman Temple at Tripunithura Sree Rama Devaswom is held for 8 days in Kumbha Masam.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Durga, Venkatachalapathy and Nagaraja.

Tripunithura Sree Rama Devaswom Temple History

Once Sri Raghavendra Tirtha visited Tripunithura and stayed in the Varapuzha family for some days. While leaving the place, satisfied with the family, he blessed the members and gave them the Sri Rama murti which was been personally worshipped by him. 

The varapuzha family installed the Rama murti in a small temple constructed in their premises. Subsequently, the Panakkal family of Tripunithura (the Swamiji is believed to be from this family), approached the Swamiji and requested for a murti for worship by the family. Swamiji gave them the Bhagavatham (a Thaliyola or book made from leaves) used by him and blessed that the book too will have the presence of Bhagavan.

In about 1658 CE, the Varapuzha and Panakkal families dedicated the Rama murti and the Book to the GSB community at Tripunithura for worship. 

In a piece of land donated by the Thamarassery Naicken family, a new temple was constructed and the murti and Book were installed in the new temple. The temple was later renovated and puna-prathista done in 1895 CE.

The original Book kept in the Sreekovil in a Copper box decayed completely and in 1979 CE Sri Sudhindra Tirtha Swamiji blessed and handed over a Ramayana book to be kept in its place.

During annual festivals, the procession starts from the Varapuzha family who donated the Rama murti to the temple.

The Vahanas in the temple are Garuda Vahana in wood, Sesha Vahana in silver, silver palanquin and Airavata vahana.