Maingod: vadakkumnathan shiva

Picture of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi

Location: vadkkumnathan temple


Picture of Vadakkumnathan Temple Fesival held in front of the temple


Kodungallur Bharani 

Ettumanoor Festival
Guruvayoor Temple Festival
Thiruvananthapuram Arattu
Ambalapuzha Arattu
Aranmula Uthrittathi
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Attukal Ponkala
Adoor Gajamela
Chottanikkara Makam
Koodalmanikyam Temple Festival
Kalapathy Ratholsavam
Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam
Sarkara Bharani
Uthralikavu Pooram

Picture of Front view of Vadakkumnathan Shiva Temple Thrissur

Workship timing: 

Vadakkumnathan Shiva Temple opens for darshan from 03:00 AM to 8.30 PM daily.

The morning darshan timings are from 3.00 AM to 10:30 AM.

And the evening pooja timings are from 04:00 PM to 8.30 PM. The ‘Trippuka’ ritual is the last rite for the day.

Lord Shiva picture Maha Shivaratri Festival 2013


Vadakkumnathan Temple history dates back to over 1,000 years. The history of the temple is connected with the birth of the great Kerala scholar, Guru Adi Shankaracharya. Shankara was born to the Shivaguru – Aryamba couple of Kalady, in answer to their prayers to God Vadakkunnathan. According to legends, Lord Shiva appeared to both husband and wife in their dream. He offered them a choice that they could have either an ordinary son who would live a long life or an extraordinary son who would die early. The couple chose the second option. They named the son Adi Shankara, in honour of Shiva. It is said that Adi Shankara attained Videha Mukti (Freedom from embodiment) in Vadakkunnathan temple.

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