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Poonithura Kottaram Sri Krishna Temple

Poonithura Kottaram Sri Krishna temple is located at Petta on Poonithura Kottaram Road at Maradu in Kochi, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Sri Krishna Bhagavan. The annual Gokulashtami or Sri Krishna jayanti is held with various pujas and rituals. Ashtami Rohini ghoshayathra, feast and other festivities are part of the important Krishna temple festival observed in Chingamasam (August – September).

Pooni means the ‘quiver for arrows’, ‘Thura’ means sea shore’. The belief is that Arjuna had dropped his arrows before Sri Krishna after the Kurukshetra battle. Legend also has it that the original shrine here was built by Arjuna. He had consecrated the murti of Sri Krishna worshipped in the temple.

There is also a belief that the Poornathrayeesa murti worshipped in the Tripunithura temple was first consecrated by Arjuna in this temple.

The temple has an east facing chathura sreekovil. The temple has a chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas.

The shrine observes various Vaishnava rituals and pujas during auspicious occasion especially during Ekadashi. The temple observes Vishu, Ramayana Masam and Thiruvonam.