Other Temples situated in
and around Guruvayur.
MAMMIYUR SIVA TEMPLE
This temple is situated 1km north of Guruvayur temple. There is a
common belief that one who visits Guruvayur temple should also visit
Mammiyur to complete his pilgrimage. It has
prathishtas of Siva in Linga form and Parvathi in the form of bronze
mirror image. Rudrabhishekam is the main offering.
This shrine in Mammiyur amsom was closely associated with the extinct
Jamelliyur illam.The family enjoyed
the right of offering the paddy when the procession headed for
Guruvayur for the meena pooram, till the pooram celebration was stopped due to
Tipu's invasion. Pana ( songs) in praise of the goddess
with the Thalapoli on the last night of
first 10 days of Makaram is still celebrated. Navarathri , Nira ,
Puthari, and mandala pooja
are also celebrated. Vishu vela is celebrated on the day following
THRISSUR VADAKKUNNATHAN TEMPLE
Sree Vadakkunnathan(Siva) Temple im the heart of Thrissur town is
one of the most ancient graama - kshetras of Kerala with exquisite wood
carvings and mural paintings. The main offering in the temple is
Abhisheka with ghee(Neyyabhishekam) and is considered a cure for all
types of disease especially for those relating to head.
KADAVALLUR SREERAMA TEMPLE
The Sreerama temple, Kadavallur is famous
for the great Anyonyam which comprises four rigorous tests to examine
the proficiency of participants in Rigveda. Sreerama is worshipped in
three forms, morning as in Vanavaasa, at noon as in SethuBandhana, and
at night as the King of Ayodhya. The important offerings of the temple
are Appam and Payasam.
NELLUVAI DHANVANTHARI TEMPLE
Dhanvantharimoorthy is the Prathishta in the temple. The deity is
worshipped by all for getting cure of diseasesof all kinds. The
principle offerings of the temple are Vennachartal and Palpayasam.
THRIPRAYAR SREERAMA TEMPLE
The Sreerama temple at Thriprayar is very ancient. Here there is no
Pratishta for Hanuman. The principle offerings are Vedi(fireworks) and
meenoottu(feeding fishes) for Sreerama and Aval for Hanuman (considering
the very presence of the deity along with SreeRama).