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Koodalmanikyam Temple

Koodalmanikyam Temple dedicated to Lord Bharatha- brother of Sree Rama, is located at Irinjalakuda, about 23km south west of Thrissur and 10 km from Irinjalakuda railway station. It is said to be the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Bharata. The temple surrounded by four ponds, is an architectural marvel with remarkable gateways, 'Koothambalam', murals on the 'Chuttambalam' (outer enclosure) and its round shaped Sanctum Sactorum. A distinctive feature of Koodalmanikyam temple is that there is only one single 'Prathista' (diety) here- 'Dhanwanthara Moorthy' famed for curing even fatal diseases of faithful devotees. Daily ritual of the temple include three poojas, and only lotus, chethi and tulasi flowers are used for offering and making garlands. Another peculiarity of the temple is the offering of 'brinjal nivedyam' that is believed to be very effective to cure stomachache. Thriputhari (the day of feasting) on the Thiruvonam day observed in the month of Thulam (October-November) is an important occasion in the Temple. On that day newly harvested rice is first cooked and offered to the deity and then distributed among the devotees. The annual festival of the temple is celebrated for eleven days in April-may. 'Brahmakalasam' strictly following the Vedic and Tantric rituals are offered to the deity for the 11 days during the Festival. The temple timings are from 3.00 am to 11.30 am and 5.00 pm to 8.15 pm. There is a unique Four temple pilgrimage conducted during the Malayalam month of Karkidakam (August) called 'Nalanbalam Yathra' which involves visiting the four temples dedicated to Rama( Sreerama Temple at Triprayar), Bharata (Koodalmanickam temple), Lakshmana (Lakshmana temple at Moozhikkulam, Ernakulam District) and Sathrukhna (Payammel  temple near Irinjalakuda).  

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Koodalmanikyam Devaswom, Irinjalakuda 680 121
Phone : 0480-2826631
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