Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple Malappuram

Tirunavaya Navamukunda Temple is an ancient Hindu temple at Tirunavaya town, near Ponnani, in Malappuram district of Kerala, India.

The temple situated on the northern bank of the Bharatappuzha (River Ponnani) is dedicated to Navamukundan (Narayana-Vishnu). The temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to god Vishnu, who is worshipped as Navamukunda Perumal at Tirunavaya.

Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple Malappuram

The temple enshries a 6 ft tall murti of the Navamukunda. The idol facing east is made of stone and is covered with panchaloha. The idol is in a standing posture, with four hands carrying Panchajanya conch, lotus flower, Kaumodaki mace and the Sudarshana discus. Ganapati (Adi Ganesa/Gajendra), Lakshmi ("Malarmangai Nachiyar") and Ayyappa Swami are the associated pratishthas.

Location Signifiance

Tirunavaya seems to be a very sacred place for the Hindus of Kerala from time immemorial.

Bharathappuzha at Tirunavaya is considered to assume a special sanctity, because it flows between the temple of Vishnu (Tirunavaya Navamukunda Temple) on its right bank and the temple of Brahma (Cherutirunavaya Brahma Temple) and Shiva (Tirunavaya Mahadeva Temple) on its left. Tirunavaya is also one of the most prominent places for bali tarpana on Karkitaka vavu in Kerala.

The temple was the venue of the Mamankams, a festival celebrated once in 12 years from at least the 8th century AD.

Pitru Tharpanam or Thithi or Pinda pradhanam

This temple is famous for pitru tharpanam. Like most of the temples in Kerala, One has to pay charges at the ticket counter which is hardly less than 100 rupees, And dip in the river(clothes the male needs to wear is mundu or dhoti or veshti) and in the wet clothes offer the tharpanam. All the ritual pooja items will be provided by the temple. After the ritual is complete, the wet clothes have to be changed. The temple strictly does not allow pants or other non Indian wear. Strictly men have to be in dhoti and their shirts removed.

Important Festivals

Devotees perform prayers for their separated souls (pitrs) on the banks of the River "Bharathappuzha" in the temple.

The major religious practices are Naivilakku, Thamara mala, Palpayasam, Malar para and Thali Charthal.

Dress Code

Pants and other non-Indian attire are absolutely prohibited at the temple. Men must wear dhotis and have their shirts removed.

Address: VX7J+FMQ, Tirur - Kuttippuram Rd, Dist, Thirunavaya, Kerala 676301

Phone: 094466 31453

How to Reach

Nearest Airports: Calicut (CCJ) and Cochin International Airport

Nearest Major Railway Station: Tirunnavaya railway station, Kuttippuram 7 km, Tirur 11 km

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