Thiruvilwamala, also spelt
Thiruvilluamala, is a hilly village in the northern terrain of
Thrissur district of
Kerala state in southern India.
village, which is more of a temple town, is located on the banks of
the Bharathapuzha river, with nearest
towns being Shoranur and Ottappalam.
The place is famous for the
, which is
among the rare Sri Rama
temples in Kerala. Even
though people believe the deity as Lord Rama, actually it is of
Lord Vishnu. Niramaala & Ekadashi are the famous festive events
Noted literateur, the late VKN
Narayanan Kutty Nair), hailed from this place.The legend who
modified the maddalam as it is seen now and introduced it in to
Panchavadhyam is none other than Sarvasri.Venkichan
who was born and broughtup in Thiruvilwamala.It has
also been home for writers like Manasi, P.A. Divakaran, Marshal
Thiruvilwamala. Late poet P.
had stayed here
for long, having fallen in love with the scenic beauty and culture
of the place. Raobahadur T.K. Nair, a former state minister, hailed
from this place. The place has also given birth to prominent
artistes in the field of Kathakali
players like the late
and his pupil
besides Kalamandalam Eachara Warrier. Late freedom
fighter K. Kumaran, who set up Sadanam Kathakali Akademi (or
Gandhi Seva Sadan
) in Peroor near
Ottapalam, also is a native of Pambadi near this village. . Also
famous for its set of Carnatic
the Sri Rama temple here hosts a relay south Indian classical
concert even on the auspicious day of ekadasi.
The place is also famous for the kasavu clothing made in nearby
villages like Kuthampulli.
Thiruviwamala has many other temples of ancient years and have more
than four Shiva
temples. Ivor Madom, the
temple, is famous for the ceremonies
performed in order to ensure peace for the soul of the dead. Other
temples and groves of thiruvilwamala are:-Parakkottu Kavu,
Cheruthrikkovil, the temples of Mariyamma in Aakkaparambu,
Eravathodi, Pattiparambu, Kuthampulli, Soudeshwari Amman temple
(Kuthampulli) and Poothanakkara Shiva Temple.
The Parakkottukavu pooram
festival falls on
the last Sunday of the Malayalam
Medam (mid-May). The firework spectacles in this pooram would match
up to the fireworks of the world famous Thrissur pooram
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