The magnificent ancient Devi temple is situated in Urakam, a serene village, located approximately about 12 km from Thrissur town and almost the same distance from Irinjalakuda town when one travel towards Thrissur.The famous temple situated there, is one amongst the major 108 Durga temples, popularly called as Ammathiruvadi Temple.Urakam Ammathiruvadi Temple is an architectural marvel with its majestic Rajagopuram (ornamental gateways), Mathilkettu (compound walls), ootupura (feeding hall), nalambalam (building immediately surrounding the sanctum sanctorum), the double storied Shrikovil (sanctum sanctorum) and the serene atmosphere maintained at the inner temple.The Valayadheeswari Temple or the more popularly known as Ammathiruvadi Temple of Urakam is the foremost of the 108 Durgaalayams (durga Temples) of Kerala. According to the Puraanaas, Kerala was reclaimed by Lord Parasurama ,the sixth avatar of Mahavishnu,from sea by throwing his parasu (axe) from Kanyakumari to Gokarna and divided this land to 64 the gramas. He realized that for the prosperity and well-being of this Bhargava Land, it was essential to have the benign blessings of Durga and identified 108 places for the temple. The locations of these temples represent the scattered body parts of Sati Devi, the consort of Lord Paramasiva, cut into pieces by Mahavishnu with his chakra to pacify Siva after the incident-filled Dakshayaga.
Location : Urakam, Thrissur, Kerala 680562
Gods : Durga
Landmark : Located approximately about 12 km from Thrissur town and almost the same distance from Irinjalakuda town when one travel towards Thrissur.
Navaratri : The Navarathri is a nine-day festival which is celebrated very grandly.
Thrikkarthika : The Thrikkarthika festival is celebrated as the birthday of Ammathiruvadi.