Sri Ramaswamy Temple (Dakshina Ayodhya),Palakkad
Sree Ramaswamy temple is known as "Dakshina Ayodhya". The temple was owned by Kozhikode Samoodhiripad Eralpad, the heir to become Samoodhiri, who had his "Kovilakam" in Karimpuzha. The temple is one of the rarest and biggest temples in India. It is for this reason that the temple has been named as Mahakshetra. The idol depicts the ever sacrificing Lord Rama, enunciating on the shores of the Sarayu river, before his ascent to heaven. He is accompanied by his ever obedient Lord Hanuman. The deity of Hanuman can also be seen in the temple.The history of the temple dates back to the times of Calicut Zamorin. The period from AD 700 to 1500 saw the grandeur and glory of the Zamorin’s ruling period. It is during the start of the period the Zamorin’s family shifted their royal residence from Kondotty to Kozhikode / Calicut. After this, Calicut became the economic capital and political hub of the dynasty. Soon after this, the Zamorin was busy in expansion of his territory and many political invasions were declared. Valluvand and nearby territories came under his rule.
Location : Karimpuzha SreeRamaswamy Temple Karimpuzha (PO), Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad, Kerala, India PIN : 679513
Gods : Rama
Landmark : Road Public buses are available from Palakkad to Ottapalam. One has to take the Palakkad-Kozhikode road to reach Dakshina Ayodhya. The distance from Palakad to his temple is approximately 35 kms. Railways The nearest railway station Palakkad Junction. Airport The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport and Calicut International Airport.
On the Punartham Nakshatram , in the Kumba Masam , Feb – March , we see the temple flag flying high announcing the arrival of the coming festival . The flag post is made of arecanut wood. Sri Hanuman adorns the flag post. This festival extends for 8 days. On the Palli Vetta day, the temple is engulfed in full grandeur and the pilgrims swarm the temple to be bestowed with the blessings of the lord. With the arratttu, holy bath the festivities come to an end.