One of the ancient srikrishna temple in north kerala (Uthara Guruvayoor)situated in Thaliparamba –Kannur dt. The temple enshrines Lord Krishna in his child-form, soon after slaying Kamsa.The temple is believed to be built by Lord Parashuram, the mythological architect of Kerala, who had put down the rituals, routine, worship and details of the annual festival and Shambara Maharshi worshipped the Lord here. So the place came to be known as Sri Sambaram which later became Trichambaram.
The Srikovil (sanctum sanctorum )is round shaped is double storied and copper roof.( Out side roof is like a square pyramid shape) with a golden thazika kudam at the top. The temple is of great archeological importance and contains one of the most wonderful collection of mural paintings in
South India. The srikovil has beautiful wood carvings which demonstrate scenes from the Epic Mahabharata, and murals paintings that date back to the 15th and 16th centuries. The sculptures on the walls of the sanctum sanctorum are a class by themselves and displays the craftsmanship of ancient times.
Krishna Facing to East ,North side of main entrance, outside of the Nalambalam Durga devi siting in a pound. Mahalakshmi sitting in a lotus pond.Devi facing to west ,Pond having constant water in peak summer and it belived as as theertham. North to Durga devi temple main pond (Chira) ,Here every one can take bath.There is a shiva temple in the
The annual temple festival (Utsavam) is a colourful event. The fortnight-long (14 Days)festival begins on Kumbham 22 of Malayalam calendar (which generally falls on March 6) every year with the kodiyettam (hoisting of a religious flag) and comes to an end on Meenam 6 (which generallay falls on March 20). At this time the idol of Krishna's brother Lord Balram is brought from
at Mazhoor and they are stay together at Trichambaram. In between these dates, for 11 days, thitambu nriththam (a sort of dance with the deities of Krishna and Balarama) is held at Pookoth Nada( NH-47 -1 km from temple). Dharmikulangara Temple
Last day of festival is Koodipiriyal ( Parapurathu Ulsavm ,( Parauram – a near by ground )) it is held in day time (After noon). Both krishna & balarama play together at parapuram end of the time Krishna saw a milk pot and behind that by forgetting his brother and return to Thrichambaram temple, Balarama many times call Krishna back for the play , Finally very sadly balarama will return to Dharmikulangara Temple.
Normally Elephant is a part of
and temple rituals. But here Elephant is not permit to enter temple premise, because here Srikrishna after killing of Kuvalayapeeda . temple festivell
Infront of the temple (East side ) there is a Elanji tree,it never gives fruit.In Ulsavam season ‘ Mothiram vechu thozal ‘ done in the Ilanji leaves here.There is a big peepal( Arayal) tree in the West side gives very pleasant purified air in this temple premises.It is belived that after the death through this Arayal can reach Heaven (Mukthi).
The most important offerings is “Karayila Appam” (unni appam). This is prepared in Agrasala and dedicated to God on the Mandapam by Antherjanams.Palpayasam for 'santhanalabdhi'.
This temple managrd by TTK Devaswam, under malabar devaswam board.
Morning: 5.00 am to 12.00 am
Evening : 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Main offering : Unniyappam,palappayasam.
Utsavam : Kumbham 22 to Meenam 6 (As per malayalam Calender)
How to reach :
By Road: Taliparamba route -20 km from Kannur
By Train: Pazayangadi /Kannur Rly Station
By Air : Kozhikode /
. Mangalore Airport