Sree Krishna Swami Temple, Thodupuzha
Sree Krishna Swami Temple is a Hindu temple situated at the heart of Thodupuzha town in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is located on the banks of Thodupuzhayar, a tributary of river Muvattupuzha. Lord Krishna presides there in the form of Navaneetha Krishna who holds butter in his right pam.The tantric rights of the temple is held by the Aramallur Kavanattu Mana. The Poojas are conducted by two mutts named as Padinjare mutt and Thuruthel mutt.The origin of the temple is associated with many myths which date backs to the ancient era. Popular myths has it that once a wandering Brahmin who was on a pilgrimage to the various temples reached here and got a divine vision of Lord Krishna. After getting the vision of Krishna, he purified his body in the nearby river (Thodupuzhayar) and offered Nivedyam to the deity by lighting a lamp. This was on the day of Chothi in the Malayalam month of Meenam. This incident is commonly believed to be the prime reason for the temples origin. Later, the raja of Keezhmalanadu constructed a shrine for the deity and consecrated an idol. At present, the famous Chothioottu feast is conducted in the temple which offers food free of coast to the pilgrims who arrives here. The temple is now under the administration of board of trustees.
Location : Sri Krishna Swami Temple, Todupuzha, Idukki, Kerala
Gods : Krishna
Landmark : Nearest airport is Kochi Airport. Kuruppanthara is the nearest railhead. There are regular buses from other major cities to Todupuzha.
The annual festival is hosted in the Malayalam month of Meenam (March/April).