Ammathiruvadi Temple - Urakam
At a distance of 11 Kms from Thrissur Railway Station, Ammathiruvadi Temple is located in Urakam village. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and it is regarded as one of the great 108 Durga temples.
According to the Kerala history, Poomulli Namboothiri or Thiruvalayannur Bhattathiri founded Ammathiruvadi temple about 700-1000 years ago. The temple consists of two majestic Gopurams called Mathilkettu & Ootupura Naalambalam and the double storied Sreekovil (sanctum sanctorum).
The Makeeram Porapadu is one of the great events celebrated at this temple. This festival is regarded as the beginning of Ammathiruvadi's journey for the Arattupuzha Pooram celebrated at Arattupuzha Temple. This temple plays an important role in Arattupuzha Pooram.