Koodalmanikyam Temple

Koodalmanikyam Sree Bharatha Temple is 25 kms from Thrissur town in Irinjalakuda. Its particularly famous for its single Prathista. The 'Mukkudi Nivedyam' and 'Brinjal Nivedyam' offered at the day of 'Avittom' star within the South Dravidian month of 'Thulam' is legendary in Koodalmanikyam. This ancient temple is probably the sole one in India dedicated to Bharatha, the brother of Sree Rama. The popularly referred to as Koodalmanikam of Sangameswara is supposed to be the Para Brahma moorthy. There's only one place of worship, even Ganapathy is not found in the temple. The lord at Koodalmanikyam is Chathurbahu Vishnu with Conch, Chakra, Gada and Japamaala. Its also believed to be the place of origin of Jainism in Kerala.Koodalmanikyam Temple is a marvel in architectural beauty. The deity is offered the garlands of Lotus, Thulasi and Chetti. The Temple has four ponds surrounding it. The spectacular gateways, the spherically formed Sanctum Sanctorum, the majestic Koothambalam and also the Carvings in wood and stone on the walls all attract students of Art and design to this place. The murals on the walls on either side of the eastern entry to Chuttambalam are another art marvel that requires special mentioning.

How to Reach

Temple is situated about 2 km from Irinjalakuda on Kodungalloor - Shornur Rd.

Cochin International Airpor is about 37 km via Salem Kanyakumari Hwy.

Irinjalakuda is about 10 km and Thrissur (Major Station of southern Railway) is about 22 km are the nearest railway stations.

Shopping Areas

  • Centre Point
  • City Center
  • Thekkekara super market
  • Kairali
  • Chembees shopping complex
  • Surabhi
  • Poovakalathil textiles and shopping centre
  • joy alukkas store

Main Hotel's

  • Dass Continental
  • Lulu International
  • Vishnu Garden & Resorts
  • Merlin International
  • Grand Park Regency