Thiruvangad Temple Attractions and Tour Delights

Posted On May 11, 2012 

Come to God’s Own Country Kerala and experience the pleasures of being in a great land of pilgrimage and tourist delights. Come here and experience the pleasures of being in a land of excellent travel experiences, and get into this ambience with the ideal temple destinations.

Thiruvangad Sree Rama Temple in the northern part of Kerala is truly considered to be a very important locale with the unique architectural blend of elegance and charm. There are three main temples for Lord Rama in India. The Thiruvangad Sree Rama temple is one such religious locale in this part of India. The Tiruprayar temple near Guruvayoor in Kerala and the Tiruvilwamlala near Palghat is the other one.

Thiruvangad Sree Rama Temple

Legend has it that it was Swetamuni who got the temple installed. It is believed that Sage Agastya was once walking along with his disciples and was going towards the River Kaveri for a holy dip. While he was coming back he was stopped by two hunters in the forest. Very angry he cursed them and they were very guilty for their actions and pleaded for mercy. Sage Agastya said that they had to perform some tapas in the Two Siva temples nearby. The two men did this and they were then redeemed. These two were later known as Swetarshi and Neelarshi.

The Thiruvangad Sree Rama temple is located on a maidan spanning over six acres. It is said that the deity in this temple has been installed by Parashurama. The main deity Sree Rama is seen here holding four different in his four arms. There is a conch shell or shanka in one arm, a discus in the other, a mace in the third and a Abhaya mudra or a gesture in the fourth. The mace is held upside down by this lord and this is a very peculiar style of Lord Rama.

The deity is shown as having a full form that is taken by Sree Rama for having killed Khara and his group of Rakshasha which is inclusive of Trisiras and Dooshana. They attacked the princes who were banished and were in the Dandaka forest after Ravana’s sister Soorpanakha, asked them to. The Thiruvangad deity is that of Lord Vishnu which is today worshipped as Lord Rama. The local people call this deity Thiruvangad Perumal and he grants the wishes very endearingly. The idol is very radiant and is very beautiful indeed.

Thiruvangad Temple Attractions

Then there is the image of Lord Hanuman which is found outside the sanctum, and this idol is worshipped very fondly by the devotees. There are idols of Lord Ganesha and Lord Subramanya on the inside.

The temple has some very unique characteristics and is totally enchanting with its elegant structures. This is totally an experience to cherish for whoever visits this place. with the beautiful paintings and sculpture that so much form a part of this temple. There are two storeys of this structure are filled with the best kinds of architectural designs. The rectangular shaped srikoil has a front which is vertical in shape and the rear side is a little inclined. There are three stupas on the top ridge and these look resplendent plated with gold. The walls are filled with idols of PUranic gods and images. There are a row of statues there which are totally filled with dignified structures and have the best architectural splendour.

The mukha mandap is square shaped in front of the Srikoil and this looks beautiful with the wooden carvings which are found in the ceiling. These depict the tale of the Indian epic Ramayana. The work here really enchants the devotee and the ideal manner in which the whole temple is constructed is something to be seen to be believed.

Thiruvangad Sree Rama Temple

There is an edifice which leads to the front of the mandapa towards the Balikalpura. Here is where the flagstaff lies. With lovely Mangalore tiles with chuttamabalam covering them, the walls with their murals are a sight to experience here in the temple.

With many festivals beginning from the day of Vishu or the Malayalam New Year on April 14, Thiruvangad is a great place to visit and an ideal pilgrim destination in this part of the world.


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