Sree Maheswara Temple, Koorkenchery

Sree Maheswara Temple, Koorkenchery is situated in Thrissur, Kerala State, South India. Koorkenchery is a southern suburb of Thrissur – around 1 km from Swaraj Round. The main idol in this temple is Lord Shiva which was consecrated by Narayana Guru himself in the Malayalam month of Chingam in the year 1092. The temple is under the governance of SNDP yogam.

The main festival is Thaipooya Mahotsavam, dedicated to Lord Subramanya (son of Lord Shiva). This is a very colorful festival with spectacular Kavadiyattom (with pookkavadi and ambalakkavadi) by different desams – this goes upto noon. Ater that there is elephant pooram with melam. The Kavadiyattom will also be there in the night.

These photos are from the Thaipooyam festival taken on Jan 2019.

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