Triprayar Sree Rama Swami Temple
Triprayar Temple is one of the important temples dedicated to Lord Rama. The temple is situated on the bank of river Theevra. The idol is that of a four-armed Vishnu (Chaturbhuja Vishnu) bearing Panchajanya, Sudarsana, a bow and a garland respectively. The deity is said to contain aspects of Brhama and Shiva too, making it into a Trimurthi. The temple also has a shrine dedicated to Lord Ayyappa in its outer courtyard. Though there is no separate idol for Rama's best devotee Hanuman, it is believed that his presence is always there at the Namaskara mandapam. Devotees generally bow before the mandapa imagining the presence of Hanuman there before worshipping Sree Rama. The offering of avil is meant for Hanuman.
The Darshan of the four Lords, Sreerama, Lakshmana, Bharatha and Sathrughna, on the same day is called “Nalambalam Darshanam”.
The temple opens at 3am in the morning and remains open till 12pm.The temple reopens at 4pm and remains open till 8.30pm. There are five poojas - usha pooja, ethirtha pooja, panthiradi pooja, ucha pooja and athazha poojaa. There are three sheevelis.
Location : Triprayar Sree Rama Swami Temple Triprayar Thrissur Dist. Kerala
Gods : Sree Rama
Landmark : Triprayar, is a temple town approximately 25 kilometers southwest of Thrissur, Kerala. Triprayar is freely accessible by road from Thrissur, which has a major railway station. It is about 60 kilometers from the airport at Kochi,
The main festivals of the temple are the Pooram (held in the Malayalam month of Meenam) and Ekadasi (which falls in November–December).
Thriprayar Thevar is the presiding deity of the Arattupuzha Pooram. The seven day Pooram festival is celebrated in the malayala month of Meenam(March-April).
One of the popular vazhipadu at the temple is meen-oottu (fish-feeding) which involves feeding grains of rice to the fish at the river that forms one boundary of the temple. Firing of kathinas or Vedi vazhipadu is an important offering here. Chandanam Charthu, different typesof Archanas are other important offerings to the deity.