Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple, Thripunithura, Kochi
Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple is located at Tripunithura, near Ernakulam. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Santhana Gopalakrishna) - the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
This is the only place in South India where one can see an odd pose of Lord Vishnu, known as 'Poornathrayeesa' sitting under the shade of five royal hoods of the divine serpent, Ananthan, whose folded body itself acts as the throne for the God.
The temple originally belonged to the Kochin Royal Family. It is believed that Arjuna of Mahabharatha established this temple.
The idol, which is molded in Panchaloha, has a specialty and faces east. Five poojas are offered a day, and one of them should be performed only by a Thanthri, which is compulsory. The text used is Puliyanur thantra, and elephant is also a must while pooja is performed.
The main festival of this temple is "Vrishchikoltsawam" which is held every year in the month of November- December. Another festival 'Athachamayam' is held during the Onam festival.
It is believed that a couple who worships Lord Vishnu truly is always blessed with children.
Sree Poornathrayeesa Seva Samgham
TRIPUNITHURA – 682 301, KERALA
Phone: 0484 2776655
Web : http://www.sreepoornathrayeesa.com/