Koodal Manikyam Temple
#23 of 30 Places to Visit in Thrissur
Distance (From Thrissur): 22 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Cab / Bus
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 22 Kms from Thrissur Railway Station, Koodal Manikyam Temple is an ancient Temple located in Irinjalakuda.It is the only temple in India dedicated to Bharatha or Lord Sangameswara, the brother of Lord Rama.
The temple has a vast pond called Kulipini Teertham. Daily ritual of the temple include three poojas, and only lotus, chethi and tulasi flowers are used for offering and making garlands. Another peculiarity of the temple is the offering of 'brinjal nivedyam' that is believed to be very effective to cure stomach ache.
The annual festival is celebrated for 11 days in the month of April/May, with 17 colorful & well decorated elephants.
Timings: 3 AM to 11.30 AM & 5 PM to 8.15 PM.