Places of Worship

Vilwadrinatha Temple, Thiruvilwamala

Vilwadrinatha Temple, Thiruvilwamala

Vilwadrinatha Temple, Thiruvilwamala

The Thiruvilwamala Vilwadrinatha temple is yet another architectural wonder dedicated to Lord Rama and his devoted younger brother Lord Lakhsmana at the heart of Thiruvilwamala village in Thrissur.

The 5 foot idol of one of the presiding deities, Lord Rama, is said to be sculpted out of a rare stone called Pathalanjana Sila. The unique twin square-shaped sreekovil of the temple and the anakkottil, platforms for elephants, are one of the many features of the temple which set it apart. Located 100 feet above sea level, the stories that surround this temple are aplenty. The Punarjani cave, a tunnel of about 150m long, is open only once a year, on the day of Ekadasi, that too only to male visitors. It is believed to wash away the sins of those who pass through it. Legend has it that Lord Parashurama atoned for his sin of wiping out the Kshatriya community by going through the cave. A peepal tree on a hillock called the Bhoothathanmala (hill of ghosts) on the eastern side of the temple adds to the picturesque setting of the temple.

How to Reach

By Road
By Road
Thiruvilwamala Bus Stand, about 1 km
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By Rail
By Rail
Lakkiti Railway Station, about 4 km
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By Air
By Air
Cochin International Airport, about 93 km
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All Days: 05:00 AM - 11:00 AM
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM



All Days: 05:00 AM - 11:00 AM
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM


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