Thirumanikkara Sree Guruvayoorappan Temple, Thrikkalangode Devaswom is an ancient and famous Vishnu Temple in Malappuram district. In its fame, this temple was at par with the erstwhile Sree Guruvayoor Temple. The presiding deity here is Sree Guruvayoorappan and the offerings and poojas are similar to the Guruvayoor Temple.
Devotees believe that who could not able to visit Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple for their pending offerings or Vazhipadu, can fulfill the same by offering it at this temple, and Guruvayoorappan will accept it happily. This temple is presently under the trusteeship of the Samoothiri Raja of Kozhikkode. This temple is situated at the scenic Thirumanikkara village in Manjeri – Nilambur Route, near to Marathani.
Manjeri Guruvayoorappan Temple Timings:
Morning: 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Evening: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Manjeri Guruvayoorappan Temple Puja Schedule:
Nada Thurakkal 5:00 AM
Nirmalya darshanam 5:00 AM to 5:15 AM
Vakacharthu 5:15 AM to 5:45 AM
Malar Nivedyam, Mughalangaram 5:45 AM to 6:15 AM
Usha pooja 6:15 AM to 6:40 AM
Nivedyam, Uccha Pooja 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Nada Adakkal 11:00 AM
Nada Thurakkal 5:00 PM
Deeparadhana 6:20 PM
Nivedyam, Athazha Pooja 6:40 PM to 7:00 PM
Nada Adakkal 7:30 PM
Thirumanikkara Manjeri Guruvayoorappan Temple History:
Legend has it that there was an old Brahmin called Moossathu Namboodiri at Idinjimmal Illam near to
Thirumanikkara, who was an ardent devotee of Sree Guruvayoorappan. He used to walk to the Guruvayoor Temple situated far away, for every Guruvayoor Ekadashi to seek the Lord’s blessings. As he got old, he found it very difficult to travel to Guruvayoor all alone. On that day of Guruvayoor Ekadasi, after coming back from Guruvayoor, he sat tired and famished under an old banyan tree (Arayal tree) and started venting out his woes to his dear Lord that he won’t be able to do any more Ekadasi darshans at Guruvayoor due to his ailing health. Then there was a divine ringing sound of bells (mani kilukkam) from above the banyan tree and a voice from above told the pious Brahmin, that Guruvayoorappan had come to where he was at present and he doesn’t have to go to Guruvayoor to see the Lord. The happy Brahmin informed all about his divine experience, and the Thirumanikkara temple was built to house Lord Guruvayoorappan. Since the bell or mani sound informed the lord Guruvayoorappan’s presence, the place came to be called Thiru mani kara.
Thirumanikkara Manjeri Guruvayoorappan Temple Festivals:
Guruvayur Ekadasi, observed on the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight), Ekadasi during the Malayalam month of Vrischikam (mid-November – mid-December), is unique to the Sree Krishna Temple at Thirumanikkara. Ekadashi falls on the eleventh day of every lunar fortnight. The Vrishchika Ekadasi which falls during the Sabarimala Mandala Kalam (Sabrimala Temple Pilgrimage Season) assumes special importance at the temple. Thousands of devotees throng the Thirumanikkara Temple on this auspicious day seeking the blessings of Lord Guruvayoorappan. All the Ekadasi rituals are similar to the Guruvayoor temple. Special Chuttu Vilakku ritual is carried out on the previous day. Dasami Vilaku is done as the Desa Vilakku. On Ekadasi, after pooja at night, the famous Ekadasi Vilakku with elephant procession takes place and provides a fitting finale to the festival.
Manjeri Guruvayoorappan Temple Dress Code:
For Men: Dhoti or Mundu without shirts or banyan.
For Women: Saree with blouse/ Punjabi Dress with Dupatta / Chudidhar with Dupatta/ Half saree.
How to Reach Manjeri Guruvayoorappan Temple:
Calicut International Airport is the Nearest Airport to the temple – 27 km.
The nearest Railway station is Parappanangadi Railway Station – 42.5 km.
Nearest Bus terminus is at Thirumanikkara.
Thirumanikkara Sree Guruvayoorappan Temple Address:
Thirumanikkara Guruvayurappan Temple
Kerala – 676121.
Contact: Thrikkalangode Grama Panchayat