|Scenic beauty of the Triprayar temple Thrissur |
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Legend behind the Triprayar Temple
During the ancient days, the fishermen got 4 idols from the ocean and they presented it to a local ruler named "Vaykkal Kaimal". The ruler consulted with the religious men and decided to build four temples for the idols. The Idols where that of Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shathrugna. Rama is a form of Lord Vishu as described in the epic Ramayana.
The main festivities of Triprayar are the "Ekadashi" celebrated during the new moon day of "Vrishchika" Malayalam month. (Around November to December), the famous "
Makeeryam Purappadu" and "Arattupuzha Pooram" during the month of April-May. In Hindu relegion, there are 330 million of Gods. It is believed that during the "Arattupuzha Pooram", all these Gods would be present on the festival arena. It is a tradition of some of the Hindu families, if a family member demises some one from the family needs to attend the Arattupuzha Pooram.
|A closer view of Triprayar temple Thrissur |
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It is believed to be for pleasing the lord Vishnu, whose first incarnation was as a fish. It is believed that the act of feeding the fish in the Triprayar River, is symbolic of offering prayers to Lord Vishnu's "Matsya Avatar"
Triprayar Temple is currently maintained by the Cochin Dewaswom board.
The temple opens at 3 a. m in the morning and remains open till 12 p.m. The temple reopens at 4.30 p.m in the evening and remains open till 8.30 p. m.
Temple Website: http://triprayarsreeramatemple.org/home.html
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