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Thirumoozhikulam Lakshmana Swami Temple | Kerala, Ernakulam

Located in Thirumoozhikalam (Moozhikkulam) in Ernakulam, Kerala, Thirumoozhikulam Sree Lakshmanaperumal Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams. Here, Lord Vishnu is worshipped in the form of Lakshmana Perumal. This temple is part of the famous Nalambala Darshana Yatra. The temple is under the administration of the Travancore Devaswom Board.

Legend

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. ...View more

Architecture

Thirumoozhikulam Sree Lakshmanaperumal Temple has all the five prakaras and is beautifully constructed. It is believed that the temple was built according to the design made by Perumthachan, the legendary master artisan. The temple was set on fire in 1790 during the invasion by Tipu Sultan and the idol was desecrated. It was renovated later during the reigns of Travancore Kings Sree Moolam Tirunal Maharaja and Sree Chithira Tirunal Maharaja. Va...View more

Darsan Info

Thirumoozhikulam Sree Lakshmanaperumal Temple is open from 5 AM to 11 AM and from 5 PM to 8 PM.

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Darsan Dresscode

At Thirumoozhikulam Sree Lakshmanaperumal Temple, Traditional Kerala attire is preferred.

Culture

Moozhikulam is one of the 108 Divya Desams mentioned in the works of the Tamil Azhvars (saints). The Divya Desam refer to 108 Vishnu temples, of which 105 are in India, one is in Nepal, and last two are outside the Earthly realms. The last two are Thirupalkadal - the ocean of milk - and Paramapadam - the Srivaikuntam where lord Narayana presides. The ten temples in Malai Nadu or Kerala include Moozhikulam Lakshmana Swami temple, Sree Ananthapadmanabha Swamy temple at Thiruvananthapuram, and Thirunavai temple. The Divya Desams are revered by the 12 Azhvars in the Divya Prabandha, a collection of 4,000 Tamil verses.

Language Spoken:Malayalam

Location and Contact

Sree Lakshmana Swamy temple, Parakadavu, Moozhikulam, Ernakulam, Kerala - 683 579
+91 4842470374

    Thirumoozhikulam Sree Lakshmanaperumal Temple is located about 40 km from Ernakulam town. The nearest railway stations are Aluva and Angamaly. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, at Nedumbassery. The temple is located less than 20 km from Nedumbassery airport.

Additional Info

  1. Hotels near Thirumoozhikulam Sree Lakshmanaperumal Temple 

     Lotus8 Hotels 3-star hotel, Opp. Cochin International Airport Vapalassery, Nedumbassery, Ernakulam, Kerala 683572 Phone:0484 323 1553 
    Quality Airport Hotel 3-star hotel, Near Cochin International Airport, Nayathode P.O., Angamaly, Kochi, Kerala 683572 Phone:0484 261 0366
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Temple Rituals

The four-armed sila idol of Lord Maha Vishnu is in the sankalpa of Lord Lakshmana. The idol holds conch, chakra, club and lotus in its hands. Other deities are Lord Ganapati and Lord Sastha in sila idols, Lord Siva in sila linga idol, pancha-loha Goddess Bhagavati in mirror form and panchaloha Goshala Krishnan. Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Hanuman are only sila peetha without idols.

Regular Offerings

Pal-payasam, appam, katumpayasam and trimadhuram are the main offerings at Thirumoozhikulam Sree Lakshmanaperumal Temple .

Special rituals

It is believed that praying at all the four temples -Rama at Thriprayar. Bharata at Irinjalakuda, Lakshmana at Moozhikkulam and Sathrughna at Payammal -on the same day is especially meritorious. In the Malayalam month of Karkidakam (July 15 to August 15) - the Ramayana Masam, thousands of devotees do this special pilgrimge, which is popularly known as "Nalambalam Yatra" - a pilgrimage to the four temples (Nalambalam).

famous Festivals

April/May : Annual Festival

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