Ancient and historic Koodalmanickam Temple in Manavalassery is about
nine kilometres from Irinjalakuda Railway Station.
Temple is the only temple in India dedicated to Bharatha, who, according
to mythology, was the brother of Lord Rama.
This ancient temple with a unique deity hosts a colorful eleven-day
annual festival with a display of twelve caparisoned elephants. Falling
in April/May, this festival marks the end of Hindu festival season in
Festival is held for all days in Medom (April-May) from Utram to
Thiruvonam asterisms, the flag hoisting being on the Utram day.
Procession accompanied by caparisoned elephants is the special features
of the festival.
Fairs & Festivals
The Eleven-Day Annual
21 kms from Thrissur, Kerala
Bharatha, Brother Of Lord Rama
Prime Attractions of Thrissur (Trichur)
29 km northwest of Thrissur, Guruvayoor, where the
famous Sree Krishan Temple is situated, is one of the most sacred and
important pilgrim centres of Kerala. The historic temple is shrouded in
mystery. According to belief, the temple was created by 'Guru'- the
preceptor of the gods and 'Vayu'- the God of winds.