Sunday, November 09, 2008

Vadakkumnathan temple

The Vadakkumnathan temple is one of the oldest temples in Thrissur[Trichur] ,Kerala state. It is a classical example of the Kerala style of architecture and contains many decorative murals and pieces of art. It stands on a beautiful hillock at the center of Trichur overlooking the town. The vast ground around the temple is called Tekkinkadu or forest of teak woods. The massive stonewall enclosing an area of nearly 9 acres forms a strong fortification. The our lofty gopuras around the main shrine indicate the four cardinal directions-North,South, East and West. A complex having three principal shrines dedicated to Siva or Vadakkumnathan, Sankaranarayana and Rama are in the center of this vast enclosure.
How to reach :
Air :Kochin international air port is 55km from Trhissur.
Road :Thrissur lies on National Highways NH-47 and NH-17. It is
well-connected to nearby cities and towns like Kochi, Kozhikode, Coimbatore and Palakkad.
Rail :It is an important railhead in southern India. Several important trains connect Thrissur with other places in Kerala and neighboring south Indian cities.

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