The Ancient Sri Vishnu Temple at Thrikodithanam, Kerala, India

THE Mahavishnu Kshetram at Thrikodithanam is one of the five ancient “Pancha-Pandava” temples in Kerala and is specially associated with Sahadeva, youngest of the five Pandava princes. This temple is also counted among the 108 Temples & Celestial Abodes of Vishnu, which make a Vaishnavite’s pilgrimage itinerary, in India.

Earliest references to this temple appear in the poems and hymns composed by the greatest of Alvar saints – Nammalvar, in 800 AD. Old stone inscriptions in the temple date it back to the second Chera Empire (800 – 1102 AD).

This website attempts to create a live resource-base on history, mythology, rituals, art and architecture associated with this ancient heritage site. In the process, it seeks to build awareness and initiate community-level intervention for restoration and preservation of the temple’s unique ambiance.


This website is dedicated to Thrikodithanathappan & the People of Thrikodithanam by the Family of Prof. M. Gopalan Nair & Smt. Pankajakshi Amma.

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