#21 of 30 Places to Visit in Thrissur
Distance (From Thrissur Railway Station): 18 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Cab / Bus
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 18 Kms from Thrissur Railway Station, Thiruvanikkavu Temple is located near Vadakkancherry. This temple is dedicated for goddess Bhagavathy (an incarnation of Goddess Durga).
This temple is famous for Machattu Mamangm (or machattuvela) festival celebrated for 5 days in the month of Kumbham - Feb/Mar. On the final day, richly decorated horse themes brought as offerings by devotees and beautifully decorated elephants accompanied by traditional musicians in the temple courtyard offer great joy to the devotees.