(Last Updated on : 29-08-2012)
Chengannur Vishnu Temple is one of the five Pandava
temples located in the Indian state of Kerala
. Tiruchenkunroor is among the five ancient shrines located in the Chengannur area. These temples are all associated with Mahabharata
. This temple bears its relation with Yudhisthir
. The temple holds great significance in the town and is visited by many devotees from different places. They gather here to offer worship to the deity and receive her blessings.
Legend of Chengannur Vishnu Temple
Chengannur Vishnu Temple is associated with a legend according to which the eldest of the Pandavas, Yuddhisthira prayed to the Lord Vishnu
here. He asked to be pardoned for his act on the battlefield where he uttered the words 'Ashwattaama hatah kunjaraha' in an attempt to deceive his teacher Dronacharya
and lead him to a defenceless state. In that state Dronacharya was killed by Dhristadyuna, Draupadi
Chenkunrur as a town is enclosed with scenic beauty and greenery. The rich lush vegetation of bananas and coconuts adds charm to the place. The temple celebrates its annual festival in the malayalam month of Meenam. It is celebrated on a grand scale where different kinds of dances like Chakkiyar koothy, Koodiyattam are organised.
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