Sri Gopalakrishna Swami Temple
|| Swagatam Krishna, Sharanagatam Krishna ||
Welcome to a rare, 700+ year old ancient temple in the quaint village of Adithyapuram in Palakkad district, Kerala, India - The Kaaliya Mardhana Sri Gopalakrishna Swami Temple. The divine and enchanting idol of Lord Sri Gopalakrishna enshrined in this temple, is probably, the only one of its kind. The Lord, in his child form, effortlessly holds the poisonous five-headed serpent with his left hand and playfully stamping on its hood with HIS right foot. He also holds a handfull of pure white butter on his right hand, as "prasadam" (blessings). This is symbolic of a subtle wisdom - that those who control their 5-sense organs, can cross the ocean of "samsara" or worldly life as easily as butter floats on water, to attain HIS holy feet (i.e. moksha/siddhi)
|| Tat Tvam Asi ||
The Jeernoddharana Ashtabandhana Maha Kumbhabhiskekham is scheduled for the 1st Mar 2021. Click the button below to learn more...
The temple dates back to 18th century when a Krishna sila icon of dimensions approved by Agama Sastras, was sculpted and commissioned from Tamil Nadu. When it arrived, it was installed in a lime and mortar shrine at the head of the Agraharam. There it stands, to day with the Lord enshrined in it without any change, forming the nucleus (Garbagriha) of the temple complex. The Presiding Deity was installed and consecrated according to the instructions' contained in the Vaikhanasa Agama Sastras.
The Temple is scheduled to witness a Maha Kumbhabhiskekham on 1st Mar 2021, under the guidance and grace of His Holiness Sri Ranganatha Yatheendra Maha Desikan (the 46th Azhagiya Singar of Ahobhila Mutt), His Holiness Sri Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal (Balaperiava) the 70th Seer of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham and the grace of His Holiness Sri Bharathi Thirtha, the 36th Jagadguru of Sri Sharadha Peetham, Sringeri. As the estimated event costs are running in excess of Rs. 2 crores, the temple is calling for voluntary donors to make a generous contribution to this great cause.
The last Kumbhabhishekham was held in 2007. Agama shastra suggests the rejuvenation of ancient temples after every twelve years. In 2019-2021, the project costs for this event is expected to be well over Rs. 2 crores. A detailed breakdown of the costs are mentioned in the appeal. You can either sponsor one of these costs simply contribute any sum of surplus money that you can afford. Thank you for your generosity in anticipation. Hari Om!
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