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.
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.
Sree Durga Bhagavathi (or Bhagavathy) Temple is located in Valarkavu, Thrissur district, Kerala. Its around 4km away from Thrissur Swaraj round (via the Mannamangalam road). The diety here is considered to be the sister of Kuttanellur Bhagavathi. Below are some of the pictures or photos of this temple.
Kechery is a small town in Thrissur district, Kerala, India. Its around 15 kms from Thrissur town, 8 kms from Kunnamkulam, 12 kms from Guruvayur. Sree Parappukkavu Bhagavathi Temple is located a few hundred meters away from the main road connecting Thrissur and Kunnamkulam. The Pooram here is very famous for the huge of number of elephants (around 40 elephants from 18 desams).
Here are some of the photos or pictures of this pooram.
Chennamkulangara Sreebhadrakali Temple or Chennamkulangara Bhagavathi Temple or simply known as Paliyekkara Temple is located near Paliyekkara Toll junction in Thrissur, in the NH 47 highway connecting Thrissur and Eranakulam. Here are some of the photos of the temple.