Sri Vadakkumnathan temple is positioned in the famous sacred town of Thrissur, in the district of thrissur, in the state of Kerala in South India. The main deity of this temple is Vadakkunathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Jack tree. The holy water of this temple is well water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is just 2000-3000 years old in this region. The historical name of this village is Thrissur puram.
The most important festivals that are grandly celebrated in this particular temple are barring lighting of a lakh of lamps on the Mahasivarathri day, Navarathri in September-October, Purattasi, Deepavalli, Amavasya, New Year days according to Malayalam calendar and English calendar, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Masi Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Pournima are celebrated in this temple.
It is one of the ancient temples in this region that is largely dedicated to Lord Shiva and thronged by devotees and pilgrims in large number on all auspicious and religious important days with much festivity. According to the local legends, “This Ghee Linga, 12 feet tall and 25 feet wide is as solid as a rock though made of ghee. If ghee so appears from the Linga, it does not melt and disappears immediately.
The Linga is not affected though abishekam is performed with sandal, rosewater, etc. He is worshipped as Vadakkunathar. As the Lord of the 14 worlds, He grants the boons sought by the devotees. The ghee used in the abishek of Vadakkunathar is consumed by those suffering from prolonged diseases, infertility etc. for cure.”
Address – Sri Vadakkunathar temple, Trissur, Kerala.