Three of the best known Krishna
temples in Kerala are Guruvayur, Ambalappuzha and Trichambaram.
located south of Aalappuzha and is rich in legend and tradition.
Krishna is worshipped
here as Unnikrishna or the child, although the image enshrined here is
that of Parthasarathi.
temple dates back to early 17th century CE. It is associated with the Guruvayur Krishna
temple from the standpoint that the image of Krishna from Guruvayur was brought here for
safekeeping during the raids of Tipu Sultan.
This temple is well known for the
offering of the paayasam sweet dish during the afternoon worship service.
The annual festival at this temple is
celebrated in the malayalam month of Meenam, concluding on the Tiruvonam
asterism. On the ninth day, a grand feast is held in honor of the percussionists who play
drums for the festival.