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Friday, March 22, 2013

Kerala Temple - Arangotukara Thrikkol (Thirukovil) Ambalam Narasimha Swamy Amabalam (temple)

There is a temple in Arangotukara on the north side portion of the village known as the Thrikkolambalam (Thiru kovil). The principal deity is Lord Narasimha (Lord with lion head and human body) the 4th incarnation of Lord Mahavishnu. The legend is that the Astavakra (person with 8 bends) Muni (maharishi) had done pooja here.  The main festival is Narasimha Jayanthi. The temple and tank are not in good condition due to poor maintenance.The people around the area formed a committee and has done some repairs and renovations. There is regular poojas done 2 times every day. This temple is in Arangotukara, Desamangalam Panchayath, Thalapilli Taluk, Thrissur District, Kerala State. It is about 1/2 km inside through paddy fields from the Shornur - Koottanad and Thrissur Arangotukara bus routes.There is also a motorable path from the bus route. As can be seen from the heading the main deity of this temple is Lord Narasimha Swamy the 4th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. But the pooja procedures are done as if the deity is Lord Vishnu.

It is said that the Ashtavakra  muni for the convenience of taking bath and for doing pooja wanted a source of water. With this intention he pressed his palm with force on the earth near the temple. The depression caused by the pressing of the palm became the temple theerth pond (tank) which was about 2 acres in area.Now the tank is reduced to about 1/4 of its original size. Since the tank is made by pressing the palm of Ashtavakra Muni, it is known as Thrikai Kulam.

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