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Trikkanad Sree Thrayambakeshwara Temple

Trikkanad Sree Thrayambakeshwara Temple Devoted to Lord Shiva, Trikkanad temple popularly known as Dhakshina Kashi is located on the shores of Arabian sea, about 1km from Bekal. It is one of the most important Shiva temple and the only one in the district which faces to the west. It is the sacred place blessed by the presence of great sages and swamis. The temple is known for its various customs and rituals performed for the well - being of the souls of the dead. On the new moon days, thousands of devotees flock to this temple to pay homage to their forefathers (pithrutharpanam) with idols made from gold and silver. They perform rituals and take a dip in the sea. 

The annual temple festival that lasts for one week is held in the month of March- April. The festival starts with the Kodiyettam (flag hoisting). The festival celebrations include performances of Theyyam and Thitambu Nritham, a ritual art form of North Kerala more than 700 years old. It is mainly performed by Namboothiris of this part of Kerala. Ashtami Villakku and Pallivetta are the two rituals associated with the festival. Pallivetta or the hunting expedition of the Lord takes place on the last day of the festival. This hunt is symbolic of the destruction of Kama (desire), Krodha (anger) and other such evils that plague us in our life. Thousand of devotees from all over the district attend the festival. 

It is a unique temple where unlike in other temples, Shiveli is done thrice a day. (Shiveli is a ritual in which its believed that Lord Himself comes out of the temple to see whether His Boothaganams are satisfied with the Pooja offered;). Another interesting aspect is that this is one of those very rare temples with its face to the west.

The tourist spot named Pandian Kallu is just 2kms away from this temple. 

  Nearby Attractions
›› Bekal
›› Pandiyan Kallu
›› Bekal Fort
›› Chandragiri Fort
›› Bekal Hole Aqua Park
›› Azhithala Beach
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