Avanangattu vishnumaya temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnumaya, a fierce form of Vishnu, located in the village of Peringottukara in Thrissur district, Kerala.
The temple is believed to have been founded in the 15th century by a martial artist named Kellunni Panicker. According to legend, Kellunni Panicker was a skilled warrior who was also a devout Vishnumaya devotee. He built the temple to house a murti of Vishnumaya that he had received from a sage.
History of Avanangattil Vishnumaya Temple
The history of Avanangattil Vishnumaya Temple dates back to the 15th century. According to legend, Kellunni Panicker, a martial artist and Vishnumaya devotee, built the temple to house a murti of Vishnumaya that he had received from a sage.
Festivals at Avanangattil Vishnumaya Temple
Avanangattil Vishnumaya Temple is home to a number of festivals throughout the year.
The Kumbham festival is a ten-day celebration that includes a variety of religious rituals, cultural performances, and processions. The highlight of the festival is the procession of the murti of Vishnumaya around the temple complex.
Significance of Avanangattil Vishnumaya Temple
Avanangattil Vishnumaya Temple is a major pilgrimage destination for devotees from all over Kerala.
The temple is also a popular tourist destination, and it is a great place to learn about the history and culture of Kerala.
How to reach?
Avanangattil Vishnumaya Temple is located in the village of Peringottukara in Thrissur district, Kerala.
From Thrissur, take the Thrissur-Shoranur highway and turn left at the Palakkal junction. Follow the Palakkal-Ammadam road for about 5 km and the temple will be on your right.
From Kochi, take the Kochi-Thrissur highway and exit at the Anakkullam junction. Follow the Edakunni-Mannuthi road for about 15 km and turn right at the Palakkal junction. Follow the Palakkal-Ammadam road for about 5 km and the temple will be on your right.
There are frequent buses from Thrissur and Kochi to Avanangattil Vishnumaya Temple. The bus stop is located just outside the temple complex.
The nearest railway station to Avanangattil Vishnumaya Temple is the Thrissur Central Railway Station. From the railway station, you can take a taxi or auto-rickshaw to the temple.
By taxi or auto-rickshaw:
Taxis and auto-rickshaws are available from all major cities and towns in Kerala. You can hire a taxi or auto-rickshaw to take you directly to Avanangattil Vishnumaya Temple.
The temple timings for Avanangattil Vishnumaya Temple are as follows:
Morning: 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Evening: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The temple is closed on Mondays.
During the festival season, the temple timings may vary.