Thursday, May 24, 2012

Shatrughna temple- Payyamal, Kerala

Temple of Shatrughna, the youngest brother of Lord Rama is situated at Payyamal in Kerala . The temple also forms  part of Nalambala darshanam. The temple is situated in a serene and clean village atmoshphere and the huge peepul tree in front, forms a canopy of sorts; as if holding an umbrella for the Lord here. This temple unlike other three temples Koodalmanikkam temple, Triprayar Rama temple, Lakshmana temple doesn't have a dwaja - flag post in front. This temple is just 6 Kms from the Koodalmanikkam temple in Irinajalakuda, Trichur district.

The temple was under renovation when I visited almost a year back and I have heard that work is still in progress. Those who wish to visit this temple must reach there before 9 a.m to have a good darshan or one has to visit the temple in the evening. I could capture some pictures from outside. The temple is very small  and there are no sub shrines outside.
This temple can reached from Ernakulam as well as from Trichur.

31 comments:

sm said...

beautiful rama hanumana pics
nice slide show

Insignia said...

Temples have Kerala have that quaint charm thats unique. Nice little temple. How are you chitra ma'am?

chitra said...

Thanks SM

chitra said...

Bindu, thx for the visit. Off late busy with some work.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Very interesting to read and see pics of a temple dedicated to Shatrughan!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post and a lovely temple.

www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

Arti said...

Very beautiful and serene temple situated in the lap of mother nature. Never heard of Shatrughna temple anytime so this wonderful post is all the more special for me.

chitra said...

Welcome and thanks Rahul Bhatia.

chitra said...

Thanks Niranjan. Hope you would have visited this temple.

chitra said...

Arti, thanks .

Bikramjit said...

Lovely pictures , liked them alll :)

chitra said...

thanks Bikram.

....Petty Witter said...

You know I always come away from your site with a sense of awe - such great photos with a text that is always interesting, I so enjoy my visits here.

chitra said...

Thanks PW.I am happy about that.

Martina said...

Would love to stroll around and explore this place! have a lovely weekend Chitra, hope all is fine!

chitra said...

Martina, thank you..

Amrit said...

very nice temple and well captured. Because that idiotic actor/mp, Shatrughan, the name lost its real meaning.....

StarTraci said...

That tree is stunning. I have never seen s tree like that before.

:-)
Traci

chitra said...

Amrit, ha...ha.
well said..

chitra said...

Traci, thanks , have a nice weekend with your family.

ashok said...

good one!

chitra said...

Thanks Ashok..

Shri said...

I wish they did not do the renovation; many old temples with unique architectural details get bulldozed in the zeal to 'renovate'. I see that the old roof tiles are still on. This one is also similar to the Kudalmanikkyam temple.

Team G Square said...

Cool pictures and wonderful temple .

chitra said...

Shri, They haven't made it into a concrete structure. The temple is very small and there is no comparison regarding the size or appearance.May be nalambalam of both temples are similar.

chitra said...

TGS
thanks alot.

Sridharan said...

Beautiful temple.. and beautiful snaps..!

chitra said...

thanks Sridharan.

Anonymous said...

Star tracy. You can see lot of such tree in kerale in front of old temples. We have spiritual connection with that tree. You can see much more older tree in Irinjalakuda twon. I will post picture may be in Sep after my next visit.

It is believed that this tree generates oxygen and absorbs lightning

Austine Etcheverry said...

I really like your photos. I'm your newest follower.

chitra said...

Austine Etchverry.
Welcome and thanks a lot.