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A temple (from the Latin word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and sacrifice. It is typically used for such buildings belonging to all faiths where a more specific term such as church, mosque or synagogue is not generally used in English. These include Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism among religions with many modern followers, as well as other ancient religions such as Ancient Egyptian religion.

Olarikkara Sree Bhagavathi Temple is one of the famous temple which is situated at Olari or Olarikkara in Thrissur District, Kerala, South India. The temple is 4 kms away from Thrissur town and is situated amidst of serenic beauty in natural environment in vast ground facing the east. Four Desams or places come under Olarikkara Thattakam. These are Ayanthole, Olarikkara, Pullazhy and Puthurkkara.

Important Festivals are
Thalappoli – First Friday in January after 16th in month of Dhanu
Makara Chovva – The first Tuesday of the Makara after twenty days of Parapurappadu
Prathishttadinam – On hastham day in month of Meena accompanied with melam and prasadam distribution.
Navaham – Discourse of devi charitham in the month of Karkadakam
Navarathry – Laksharchana , Durgapooja in the month of Kanni
Sarpakkavu Prathikhttadinam – On the first Ayilliam day in month of Kumbha
Illam Nira – On Sunday after new moon in the month of Karkadakam.
Mandalam Kalam Ezhuthu Pattu from Vrischikam first until Thalappoli festival.

The Temple Timings are as shown below.
The temple opens at 5:00 am.
Usha Pooja at 7:30 am
Ucha Pooja at 11 am
closes after Uchha Pooja.
The temple opens at 5 PM in the evening followed by Deeparadhana,Chuttu Vilakku and Athazha Pooja at 7:15 PM
The temple closes at 8 PM.

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Paramekkavu Bhagavathi Temple is located in the east side of Swaraj round in Thrissur. The temple is pretty old, there are no records for how much old the temple is. This is one of the main participating temples in Thrissur Pooram.

The story behind the temple – a Karanavar (an elder member) of Kuruppal family, who goes monthly to visit the Bhagavathy at Thirumandhamkunnu temple (in Angadipuram, Malappuram) – when he got old and felt that he won’t able to come to worship the bhavathy due to his old age, he prayed with his whole heart on his last visit there. The legend is that the goddess came with him by sitting on his umbrella. On his way home, he stopped to rest at Vadakkumnathan temple under the Ilanji tree. After resting he found that his umbrella was firmly fixed on the ground. So a Devaprasnam was done by astrologers who concluded that there was a presence of chaitanya or divinity of goddess at that site. The Karanavar decided to worship the Goddess there itself. After the consecration of the Vadakkumnathan temple, the chaitanya or divinity of the Goddess was transferred to the present location of the temple under a Paro tree. This became to be known as Parokkavu Bhagavathy, which later became Paramekkavu Bhagavathy. Still the tradition during Thrissur pooram where the famous Ilanji Thara Melam is done to honor the divine presence of the Bhagavathy.

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Sree Ayyappa Subramanya Swamy Temple is located near Anappara, Villadam village in Thrissur district, Kerala, South India. Its only a few hundred meters away from Puthiya Palam Bus Stop, on the way from Viyyur to Thanikudam.

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Sree Bala Subramanya Swamy Temple also knows as Sree Narayana Guru Temple is located in Ponganamkadu, Thrissur, Kerala. This temple is located on the way from Cheroor to Thanikudam. This temple is built on the principles of Sree Narayana Guru, one of the greatest social reformers of Kerala. The temple is under the care of Sree Narayana Dharma Sangam Trust.

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Dhanwanthari Temple located in Nelluvai village in Thrissur dist, Kerala – on the way from Wadakanchery to Erumapetty. Lord Dhanwanthari is referred to as the God of Physicians, and even now modern physicians before enytering into their profession, have been performing Bhajans in the temple. Kochi Devaswom Board directly took over the temple administration from 1st May 1979.

Swargavathil Ekadashi is the main festival here which happens during the Malayalam month of Dhanu. Mukkudi Nivedyam is given to devotees, which is a medicine specially prepared.

Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple Timings

Morning Darshan and Puja Time
5:00 AM – Opeing of Temple
6:00 AM – Usha pooja
8:00 AM – Pandeeradi pooja
10:30 AM – Uchapooja

Temple will be closed from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Evening Darshan and Puja Time
5:00 PM – Temple opens for evening poojas
6:00 PM – Deeparadhana
7:30 PM – Athazha Pooja
8:00 PM – Closing of Temple

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