My First Temple Visit in Fort Kochi

By    October 3rd 2015    10 Comments  Posted in Fort Kochi

In HIS own country it was our first visit to a temple.  Made in a typical Kerala style of temples, the temple of Thrikakara Vamana Moorthy is located 25 Km from Fort Kochi. Unlike other tourist places in Fort Kochi, this temple is less visited by the tourists and we were the lone tourists in the temple on that day. It is the main centre of Onam festival when it is visited largely by the people from many places.

Thrikkakara Vamana Moorthy Temple

Thrikkakara Vamana Moorthy Temple

Thrikkakara Vamana Moorthy Temple

Lord Vamana is believed to be the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is one of the few temples of Lord Vamana in India. It is the place where the Lord Vishnu in his avatar as Vamana is believed to have placed His foot on the head of Asura King Mahabali.

Vamana Moorthy Temple

Vamana Moorthy Temple

Legend has that Mahabali, the popular Asura King, extended his kingdom to the earth, and the patala (underground) which caused worry to the Gods. Lord Vishnu, in his form as Vamana, asked the Asura King Mahalbali for a piece of land only three steps wide. Generous king Mahabali granted the wish. To occupy three steps wide land, Vamana grew to an immense size and with his one step covered the heaven and the earth with another. There was no space left for the third step. Then the Asura King Mahabali offered his own head for the third step. Before going into Patala, Mahabali made a last prayer to Lord Vamana for granting his wish to visit Kerala once in a year, to see that his people are happy. His wish was granted and it is believed that Mahabali comes during the Onam festival (August-September) to see his people and to visit his land. All these events were happened at the place where this temple is now located.

Outerwall of all the Temples in Kerala are decorated with such type of Lights

Outerwall of all the Temples in Kerala are decorated with such type of Lights

A weighing scale in the temple compound

A weighing scale in the temple compound

The temple remains open till 11 in the morning and opens again at 5 in the evening. As we reached the temple during its closed hours, we could not see inside of the temple. However, we could circumambulate the temple from outside.

10 thoughts on “My First Temple Visit in Fort Kochi”

  1. Beautifully dealt with.

    1. Anupam Chakraborty says:

      Thank you Subramanian Ji

  2. Swati says:

    Beautiful!!!!

    1. Anupam Chakraborty says:

      Thank you Swati Ji…

      1. Swati says:

        Welcome Anupam Ji…

  3. jyotirmoy says:

    beautiful

    1. Anupam Chakraborty says:

      Thank you Jyotirmoy Ji..

  4. Protay Dey says:

    Wonderful pictures….

  5. What a beautiful temple… Just love the way the lamps are set out.

    1. Anupam Chakraborty says:

      Yes it is. Thanks for your wonderful comment 🙂

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