Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple
#4 of 30 Places to Visit in Thrissur
Distance (From Thrissur Railway Station): 2 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
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At a distance of 2 Kms from Thrissur Railway Station, Thiruvambadi Krishna Temple is one of the largest Krishna Temples in Kerala. The architecture of the temple is very impressive. Thiruvambadi is one of the two groups participating in Thrissur Pooram (other participant being Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple).
Lord Krishna is worshipped along with Devi Vishnumaya at this temple. Though the original temple was constructed in 16th century, the current structure was ordered by Raja Rama Varma (also known as Sakthan Thampuran), the rules of Kochi in 18th century.
The temple conducts a colorful ceremonious procession called Madathilvaravu to the Vadakkumnathan temple during Thrissur Pooram celebrated in April / May. The procession is characterized by caparisoned elephants, drum performers and Panchavadyam.