Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple

Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is a famous Lord Krishna temple situated at Neyyattinkara, on the way to Kanyakumari, 20 km south of Thiruvananthapuram city in Kerala. One of the important temples of Lord Krishna, the temple is also of great historic importance as well. The temple enshrines Unnikannan (baby Krishna) as the presiding deity. Thrikayilvenna or Thrikayil Venna (butter) is a unique offering to Neyyattinkara Unnikannan – the deity of the temple.Sreekrishna_Swami_Temple_in_Neyyattinkara_Town

Shri Krishnaswamy Temple in Neyyattinkara is situated in a vast land with lots of greenery and is regarded as the Guruvayur of Trivandrum district. The temple is built in traditional Kerala architecture and is decorated with beautiful artistic sculptures. The main gopuram (gateway) of the temple displays a beautiful scene from Bhagavad Gita – Lord Krishna offering teaching to Arjuna. Lord Ganesh and Lord Nagaraja are other gods worshipped here.

Neyyattinkara Temple History

Neyyattinkara Shri Krishnaswamy Temple was built in 1755, by Marthanda Varma, the Maharajah of the Indian princely state of Travancore. One of the major attractions of the temple is the Ammachi Plavu (an old jackfruit tree) – history has it that Marthandavarma Maharaja once used the huge hole of “Ammachiplavu” as a hideout to escape from his enemies.

Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swami Temple

Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swami Temple

Neyyattinkara Krishna Temple Festivals

Vishu, Ashtami Rohini (Sree Krishna Jayanti), Navaratri, Onam, and Mandala Pooja are some of the major festivals celebrated at Sree Krishnaswamy Temple Neyyattinkara. The 10 days annual temple festival is celebrated in the Malayalam month of Meenam (March – April).

Neyyattinkara Krishna Temple Contact Address

Neyyattinkara Shri Krishnaswamy Temple
NH 47
Near Neyyattinkara Bus Station
Neyyattinkara
Contact Phone Number, Secretary – 0945318685

How to reach Neyyattinkara Sreekrishna Swamy Temple

By Bus / Road

Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is located in the heart of Neyyattinkara town, and within walking distance from Neyyattinkara Bus Station. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates regular bus services from Trivandrum Central Bus Station to Neyyattinkara. All the buses from Thiruvananthapuram to Parassala, Nagercoil and Kanyakumari passes through Neyyattinkara. National Highway 47 (NH 47) passes through Neyyattinkara town.

Railway Station

Neyyattinkara Railway Station, on the Thiruvananthapuram – Kanyakumari railway line, is just a kilometre from the temple. Mumbai – Kanyakumari Express, Guruvayoor – Chennai Egmore Express, Kanyakumari – Bangalore Express, Ananthapuri Express, and Thiruvananthapuram-Nagercoil Passenger pass through Neyyattinkara Railway Station.

Airport

The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport, around 24 km away.

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