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Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur

#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Thrissur
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Surrounded by a massive stone wall enclosing an area of 3.6 hectares (9 acres), Vadakkunnathan Temple features classic Kerala architecture with monumental towers on all four sides. Set in the heart of Thrissur, this represents one of the largest and oldest Hindu temples in the region, with its koothambalam, or temple theater, dating from the 7th century. Pay special attention to the murals, which depict episodes from the Mahabharata, and enjoy the temple's lively colors, elaborate wooden carvings, and expansive surrounding greenery. Every year, millions of devotees flock to see a line of decorated elephants during the temple's famous pooram festival (mid-April to mid-May), culminating in firecrackers. Our Thrissur trip itinerary builder website makes visiting Vadakkunnathan Temple and other Thrissur attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Located at the Heart of Thrissur 💙 It has a large parking Area. Good atmosphere 🙏 Temple of Lord Shiva 🕉️ Love this blessed Place ♥️  more »
  • Lord Shiva Temple. World Famous "Thrissur Pooram" is taking place here. Look like, very old, bigest and beautiful temple in thrissur.  more »
  • It is one of the best temples in the planet earth. It is the personal pride of the locals out there. Not only the temple but the surroundings amazing place to be this place is surrounded by trees and herbs. All together it is simply a lovely place
  • A place I recommend to all Hindus. If you an atheist you will find the place peaceful. May there be more such places. There is nothing more to say. It is a temple.

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