Kaladi Srikrishna temple :

God and Godess :

  • Kannan Sivan
  • Parvathy
  • Ganapathy
  • Lord Ayyappa
  • Adi sankara

Location :

Kaladi Srikrishna Temple,
Kalady, Muthalakadavu Road,
Ernakulam district-683574
Kerala

Timings :

  • Morning – 5.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m
  • Evening – 5.50 p.m. to 7.30 p.m

Temple History :

Kalady the holy pilgrim center on the banks of River (Poorna) in the central Kerala is the most revered and sacred pilgrim center of our land, sanctified by the holy birth of Jagadguru Sri AdiShankaracharya. An incarnation of Bhagavan Sri Krishnan this little beautiful village attracts thousands of pilgrims from all places. Jagadguru Adi Sankaracharya upheld theUpanishadicc tradition and Advaita thought and firmly established the Sanathana Dharma. Kalady Temple is under the “Kalady Devaswom” owned by two Namboodiri families who were the only families who assisted Sankara in cremation of the body of the beloved mother in from the 10 Nambudiri families existed in Kalady at those times. Head (thala) and feet (Kal) parts of the body of the mother were lifted to the holy pair by the members of these families. The families got renamed as Thala ettum (Head Lifting ) pilly and Kapilly (Leg) Manas respectively from Pookkaad and Edamame.

Sri Krishna – Thrikaladyappan – has always been the prime refuge of Adi Sankara, being his Kula Deva. Once in childhood days of Sankara, his beloved mother Arya Devi fainted on the way to river Periyar (Poorna) while going for her routine bath. Helpless, little Sankara with tears took refuge of his Kula Deva Sri Krishna, who blessed: “the river will flow where you mark with your feet”. Instantly the innocent child marked with his feet on the ground before Krishna, and mighty Periyar changed its course through the marking, touching lotus foot of Krishna and getting consecrated. The risk of mile long walk of Arya Devi for daily river bath was resolved with the blessing of Lord Krishna. The village “Sasalam” became Kalady (‘foot marked’) and blessed Apadbandhavan became Thri Kalady Appan (Lord of Kalady) with the holy ghat became “Arattukadavu”. Sankara did Puna: Prathishta of Sree Krishna deity to the present divine shrine on that Thiruvonam day of Thulam in AD 795.

Another instance of Sankara, taking refuge of Thri Kalady Appan was while going for “Bhiksha” as part of Upanayanam. He came to the house of an old lady who had nothing but a dried amla to offer for Bhiksha with her burning tears of helpless poverty. Deeply touched and moved by her condition, once again he took refuge of his Krishna and with his poetic hymn “Kanakadharasthavam Sthothram”. As the 19th sloka concluded, the golden amla of fortune and prosperity showered into the doorsteps of that poor lady. The house got famous as Swarnath (gold) Mana. The magnificent slokas of Kanakadhara Sthavam are especially noticeable for its poetic touch. Sankara in each of its 19 slokas opted to refer Lakshmi Devi, just like her shy look towards Vishnu, indirectly as His wife also to Mukunda Krishna, Thrikaladyappan. The trustees of Kalady Devaswom place humble Namaskaraas for continued blessings and patronage of Sri Sri Sri Sarada Peetham and Thekkemadhom Moopil Swamiyar.

Festivals :

  • Srikrishnajanmastami
  • Akshaya Thridiya
  • Adishankara jayanthi

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

 1 Janma Nakshathra Archana (for 1 year) – Rs. 151
 2 Bhagya Sookthamarchana, Aikamathya Sooktham Archana (1 year) – Rs. 201
 3 Milk Pudding (Palpayasam) for 1 year (all Thursday) – Rs. 1501
 4 Butter to Krishnan (all Thursday) 1 year – Rs. 601
5 Full day Pooja for 1 day (with Muzhkkappu,Niramala,Vilakku etc.) – Rs. 1001
6 Muzhkkappu – Rs. 301
7  Nithya Pooja 1 year – Rs. 1201
8 Ellutiri to Lord Ayyappa (1 year) – Rs. 301
9 Neeranjanam to Lord Ayyappa (1 year) – Rs. 1500
10 Kanakadhara Mahalakshmi Yanthram – Rs. 351
 11 Golden amalaka – Rs. 7001
 12 Kanakadhara Archana – Rs. 101
 13 Kanakadhara Yanthram – Rs. 351
 14 Brahmana Dakshina – Rs. 601
 15 Kanakadhara glass – Rs. 751
 16 Silver Alamka – Rs. 1000
 17 Ganapathy Homam for 1 year – Rs. 601
 18 Kalkazhikichoottu – Rs. 3501
 19 Kanakadhara glas(Gold) – Rs. 7001
 20 Annadhanam – Rs. 5001
 21 Lakshmi Narayana Abhishekam – Rs. 10001
 22 Sri Vidya Raja Gopala Yanthra – Rs. 351
 23 ElassGold – Rs. 7001
 24 Elass Silver – Rs. 751
 25 Annadanam – Rs. 3001
 26 Food for Archakas – Rs. 1001
 27 Vasthra for Archakas – Rs. 51
 28 Draya for Yajam – Rs. 51

Nearest Temples Around Kaladi Srikrishna temple :

  • Aluva Thiruviranikkulam mahadeva temple – Ernakulam district – 8.00 km
  • Anicadu Thiruvumplavi Mahadeva temple – Ernakulam district – 32.00 km
  • Arattupuzha Sri sastha temple – Thrissur district – 45.00 km
  • Vaikom Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 61.00 km
  • Iravimangalam Sri Suryadeva Temple – Kottayam district – 63.00 km
  • Cherthala Sri Katyayani Devi Temple – Alappuzha district – 69.00 km
  • Ettumanur Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 70.00 km
  • Varanad Devi Jagadambika temple – Alappuzha district – 72.00 km
  • Chirakkadavu Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 89.00 km
  • Haripad Sri Subramanya Temple – Alappuzha district – 121.00 km
  • Haripad Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple – Alappuzha district – 121.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Perumbavoor – 10 km
  • Chalakudy – 22 km
  • Angamaly – 8 km
  • Kothamangalam – 28 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Angamaly – 13 km
  • Chowra – 12 km
  • Aluva – 17 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Trivandram – 231 km
  • Cochin 7 km
  • Calicut/Kozhikode – 156 km
  • Kannur – 266 km
  • Madurai – 253 km
  • Trichy – 368 km

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