Koodalmanickyam is the Malayalam translation of the Sanskrit word Sangameswara. There is, however, another folklore about the name. One day the idol was found to give out uncommonly bright from its forehead. Unable to identify the source of the brightness, some brought a Quartz (Manikyam) in the possession of Raja of Kayamkulam for comparison. As they were comparing the brightness of the two, it is said the stone brought from Kayamkulam mysteriously slipped from the hand and merged with the one on the idol.
Location : Koodalmanikyam Irinjalakuda – 680 121, ThrissurDt, Kerala- S.India
Gods : Bharata
Landmark : Koodalmanikyam Temple is situated at Irinjalakuda in Thrissur District of Kerala. Irinjalakuda is 18 Km west of Chalakudy in NH 47 and 9 Km East of Moonnupeedika in NH 17. It is 23 Km south of Thrissur and 16 Km north of Kodungallur. .
Thriputhari on the Thiruvonam day in the month of Thulam (October-November) is an important occasion in the Temple.
The Annual Festival of the Temple held for 11 days in April-May is a well-known popular event in central Kerala