Vadakkunnathan Temple Kerala

Vadakkunnathan Temple Thrissur -Kerala

Vadakkunnathan Temple History, Timings, Pooja Details, Festivals, Offerings, Dress Code and booking procedure.

About Vadakkunnathan Temple Thrissur

The Vadakkumnathan temple located in Thrissur of Kerala is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is the ancient temple of Kerala, decorated with beautiful paintings and murals showcasing the Kerala style of architecture. The temple grandly celebrates the annual festival the Pooram festival which is very famous.

The Vadakkumnathan temple is famous for its architecture and for its pleasant calm and cool atmosphere also for the Pooram festival. The temple is opened daily and various rituals are followed and the temple is closed with the last rite Trippuka. Strict rules are followed in this temple, children’s below one year and Non-Hindus are not allowed in this temple.

Vadakkunnathan Temple Thrissur Timings

3.00 am to 8.30 pm

Vadakkunnathan Temple Darshan Timings

Morning 3.00 am to 10.30 am
Evening 4.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Trippuka Last Rite of The Day
Note: Children’s below 1 year & Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple.

Vadakkunnathan Temple Dress Code

Traditional Dresses for both males & females

Vadakkunnathan Temple Thrissur Festivals  

  • Thrissur Pooram
  • Maha Shivratri

Orders of Visiting the Outer Sanctum:

  • Sreemoolasthanam
  • Goshalakrishnam
  • Nandikeshwara
  • Parashurama
  • Simhodara
  • Kashivishwanatha
  • Sambhukumbham
  • Offer Prayers to Chidambaranadha
  • Offer Prayers to Sethunadha of Rameshwaram looking Eastwards
  • Kodungallur Bhagavathi
  • Sangameshwara of Koodalmanikyam
  • Oorakathamma Thiruvadi
  • Darshan domes/ Thazhikakkudam of Vadakkunnadhan Shankaranarayanan & Sri Rama
  • Vyasashila
  • Ayyappa or Shastha
  • Samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya
  • Adi Shankara
  • Vrishabha
  • Phanivarashayana
  • Nruthanadha painting

Order Praying Inner Sanctum of The Temple:

  • Lord Vadakkunnadhan
  • Devi Sri Parvati
  • Lord Ganapathy
  • Lord Shankaranarayana
  • Lord Sri Rama
  • Lord Ganapathy

How To Reach Vadakkunnathan Temple Thrissur?

By Air:

The nearest airport is at Kochi which is 53 Km from Nedumbassery

By Train:

The nearest Railway station is at Thrissur which is 3 km away

By Road:

Regular Buses, Cabs are easily accessible from Kochi, Thrissur stations

Reference Link: Vadakkunnathan Temple Thrissur Kerala


  1. S.Ajithkumar surendran nair

    Sir pl give me tha details of ariyittu vazcha

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You can perform from 3 am to 10.30 am and from eve 4 pm to 8.30 pm you can perform .
      Thank you.