Payammal Shatrughna Swamy Temple

Payammal Shatrughna Swamy Temple

Kerala, Kozhikode

Shrine: Shatrughna Swami

Payammal Sree Sharthrugna swamy Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Sathrughna. Sree Sharthrugna swamy Temple is a small temple having a small idol of Lord Sathrughna. The temple is part of the famous Nalambala Darshana Yatra.



According to the legends, a local ruler, Vakkay Kaimal, had a dream one night in which some mysterious person appeared before him and told him that the four idols have been washed ashore and that these idols are to
be consecrated at such and such places. Next day, Kaimal hastened to the sea shore and he saw four idols laying there as indicated in the dream. As per the instructions in the dream, the four idols were duly installed in four temples. Lord Rama at Thriprayar (22 Km North west of Irinjalakuda), Bharata at Irinjalakuda, Lakshmana at Moozhikulam (30 KM south west of Irinjalakuda) and Shatrughna at Payammal (5 KM south of Irinjalakuda). It is believed that worshipping at these four temples on the same day is especially meritorious. It is believed that Lord Krishna worshipped these idols.

This temple is part of the famous Nalambala Darshana Yatra.


The idol of Lord Shatrughna is housed in a squarish granite sanctum sanctorum in the Shathrughna temple. The original Panchaloha (Five Metals - Brass, Bronze, Copper, Gold and Silver) has been untracable though efforts have been made to retrieve it from the temple pond situated in the back yard of the temple complex. The existing idol made of granite exudes a rare kind of divinity.

Darsan Info

Shatrughna Swamy Temple opens from 4:30 AM to 10 AM and from 4:30 PM to 8 PM.

Darsan Dresscode: At Payammal Shatrughna Swamy Temple, Traditional Kerala attire is preferred.


The border area between Ernakulam and Thrissur districts is the cultural hub of the State, with a rich history of producing some of the best classical performing artistes like Ammannur Madhava Chakyar. It is also rich in old temples, showing the deep rooted culture.

Language Spoken: Malayalam

Location and Contact

Sri Payammal Temple, Poomangalam, Kerala 680 688

Contact Number : +91 4803291396

Ways to Reach

    Payammal Shatrughna Swamy Temple is just 8 km away from Irinjalakuda, 4 km away from Mathilakam by road, Irinjalakuda Railway Station is 15 km and Cochin International Airport is 45 km away.

Additional Info

  • Hotels near Payammal Shatrughna Swamy Temple

    Hotel Indraprestham Budget Hotel Indraprestham, Kodungallur, Kerala 680664 Phone:098468 09031 
    Peringottukara Palace Kizhakkumury, Peringottukara, Kerala 680571 Phone:0487 227 5598 
    Pranamam Luxury Hotel Cherpu Thriprayar Rd, Chirakkal, Kerala 680564
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Temple Rituals

Shathrughna is considered to be the reincarnation of the Sudarsana Chakra(disc) in the hands of Mahavishnu. The existing idol made of granite exudes a rare kind of divinity. Payammal Shatrughna Swamy Temple is a heaven of peace and sanctity and a devotee experiences an unique sense of satisfaction after praying in this abode.

Special Rituals

A lamp is lighted behind the Sathrughna idol inside the Sreekovil. It is believed that this lamp or Pinvilakku is for Sruthakeerthi, the wife of Lord Shathrughna. Ganapathy is in the sub deity here. Ganapathi homam is a special offering conducted by the devotees.

Pooja Timing

    Shatrughna Swamy Temple opens from 4:30 AM to 10 AM and from 4:30 PM to 8 PM. There are three main poojas - Usha pooja, Utcha pooja and Athazha pooja - in a day.

Regular Offerings

Sudarsana Pushpajali and submission of Sudarsana chakram offered at this Payammal Shatrughna Swamy Temple are considered to boost the prosperity of the family members.


February/March : Annual Festival

July/August : Nalambala yatra

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Kuttipalam Bus Stand
  • Nearby Airport

  • Cochin International Airport
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Irinjalakuda Railway Station
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