Thiruvangad Ramaswamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Sita devi
  • SreeRama,
  • Anjaneya
  • Subramanya
  • Ganesh
  • Bhagavathi ( Porkali Devi )
  • Dakshinamurthy, 

Location :

Thiruvangad Sri Rama Swamy temple
Thiruvangad, Thalassery town,
Kannur district-670103
Kerala.

Timings :

  • Morning 4.00AM 12PM
  • Evening 05.30 PM 08.30 PM

Temple History :

Sri Rama Swamy temple in Thiruvangad is an amazing temple of Lord Sri Rama in Kannur district. The temple is quite different from other temples construction style in Kerala. Thiruvangad Sree Rama Swami Temple is one of the three prominent Sri Rama temples in Kerala. The Sanctum sanctorum (Garbhalaya) faces east, is square and two-tiered (Dwi-thala) and has an attached Mukha Mandapam. The Sreekovil has a laterite base topped by various moldings and has twenty columns (pillars), all made from wood except five which are half granite. The elegant of Kerala temple architecture can be seen everywhere in this temple. The walls are decorated with terra-cotta motifs of numerous human figures. Sreekovil has four functional doors, one at each cardinal point. However, the western and northern doors are usually never opened. The main idol of Sri Rama Swamy in Garbhalaya was made of Krishna Sila (black granite) and is about 3 feet tall. Rama is depicted in Poornaroopa with four arms (“Chathurbaahu”) carrying the conch, discus, mace, and lotus. Lord in garbhalaya displays “Abhayamudra” in one hand denoting blessing and the mace held upside down in another, a pleasant smile on his face. The belief (“Sankalpa”) is that, in this temple, Sree Rama is in a gentle mood, being relieved after the fierce battle which led to the death of Khara, Thrishiras, and Dooshana, as described in Ramayana. Another pointer to the calm and benevolent nature of the deity is the fact that the mace is held upside down denoting that the battle is over.

The temple of Lord Sri Rama in Thiruvangad is believed to be the oldest among the four main temples in Kerala dedicated to Lord Rama (other three being Thriprayaar, Kadalur, and Thiruvilwamala). It houses exquisite, wooden sculptures which rank among the best in Kerala. The temple sits on nearly seven acres of land including the temple tank (“Chira”) which measures about two and a half acres. There is a gopuram between the chira and the temple, which reportedly was a large, elaborate structure until destroyed by cannon fire during Tipu Sultan’s invasion. Vadakkedam and Kizhakkedam are two Shiva temples located in the temple premises. Vadakkedam was the original temple where Shwetharshi performed his penance (see History). The intense gaze (“Drishti”) of Shiva led to severe drought in eastern paddy fields of Kodiyeri and Vayalalam. Thereafter, according to astrological advice, another temple to Shiva was built directly opposite at Kizhakkedam to ameliorate the aggressive ‘look’ of Vadakkedath Shiva. The chief architect of this temple is believed to have concealed his measuring stick (“Muzhakkol”) somewhere among the intricate sculptures in the temple, probably in the Namaskaaramandapam. It is reportedly in plain sight but no one has been able to find it yet.

This temple still acts as encouraging force for many temple art forms in Kerala, which are rampantly vanishing. It is also well known for its elegant procession during the festival season. The seven-day long festival starts on April 13.The main deity in the temple are SreeRama, Anjaneya, Subramanya, Ganesh and B, agavathi. The holy pond in the temple is about two acre wide and noted for its traditional architecture and beauty.

Festivals :

  • Vishu Mahotsavam
  •  Meta Samkramam
  • Sriramanavami
  • Vinayaka Chaturthi
  • Vijayadasami
  • Hanuman Jayanthi

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • 1 Kootamani – 04.00 AM
  • 2 Nada Thurakkal (Malar Nivedyam,Alamkaram Charthal) – 05.00 AM
  • 3 Usha Pooja         –                 in between 6.00 AM – 6.30 AM
  • 4 Usha Seeveli       –                 in between 7.00 AM – 7.30 AM
  • 5 Navakam – 09.00 AM
  • 6 Ucha Pooja – 11.00 AM
  • 7 Seeveli – 11.30 AM
  • 8 Closing Of Sreekovil – 12.00 PM
  • 9 Opening The Sreekovil – 05.30 PM
  • 10 Deeparadhana – 06.30 PM
  • 11 Athazha Pooja           –           in between 8.00 PM – 8.15 PM
  • 12 Athazha Seeveli in between    –                 8.00PM – 8.15 PM
  • 13 Closing The Sreekovil – 08.30 PM
  • 14 Archana
  • 15 Trimadhuram
  • 16 alabham-chaarthal

Nearest Temples Around Thiruvangad Ramaswamy temple :

  • Temple Name – Area/City – Distance (in KM)
  • Cherukkunnu Sri Annapoorneswari Temple – Kannur district – 39.00
  • Alakode Arangam Mahadeva Temple – Kannur district – 70.00
  • Pulpalli Seetadevi temple – Wayanad district – 101.00
  • Thirunelli Mahavishnu Temple – Wayanad district – 106.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Thalassery – 1 km
  • Dharmadam – 7 km
  • Kannur – 24 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Thalassery – 2 km
  • Kannur – 24 km
  • Edakkad – 11 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Cochin – 240 km
  • Calicut – 94 km
  • Kannur – 28 km
  • Coimbatore – 260 km
  • Bangalore – 351 km

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