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Thiruvambady Mahaganapathy Temple – History – Festivals

Thiruvambady Mahaganapathy temple is located behind the famous Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna temple in Thrissur town, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Ganesha or Ganapati. Vinayaka Chaturthi is the most important festival in the temple. The temple participates in the annual Thrissur pooram festival.

The temple has an east facing chathura sreekovil. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Muruga, Hanuman, Nagas and Navagrahas.

The Ganapati murti worshipped in the temple was found in a pond nearby by Diwan Sri Sankara Iyer who was the Peshkar of Cochin (1914-20). He consecrated the murti of Ganesha under the banyan tree behind Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna temple. A small sreekovil for the murti was soon constructed near the banyan tree.

The temple only had morning puja initially. But in 1942, full time puja commenced along with observing festivals and rituals including Vinayaka Chaturthi, Panguni Uthiram, Sri Ramanavami and Maharudram for 11 days during Navratri.

The temple is maintained by Parvathi Shankara Maha Ganapathi Parishad.

Thiruvambady Mahaganapathy Temple Timings
Morning darshan and puja timings are from 5:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Evening darshan and puja timings are from 5:00 AM to 8:30 PM