Thirukakara is one among the Malainadu divyadeshams it’s a Vamana Shethram .
This temple is Situated in Thrikkakara , Ernakulam district .
Thrikkakara Temple is one of the few temples in India dedicated to Lord Vamana . The temple is also listed as one of the 108 Divyadesams . The traditional festival of Kerala , Onam is closely related with this temple . This temple is the place of origin for the Onam festival of Kerala . The temple is mentioned in many of the hymns sung by the Tamil Vaishnavite Alwars, particularly by Nammalvar. The temple is believed to be around two millennia old . The temple is believed to have established by Sage Parasurama . The sanctum sanctorum of the temple has the idol of Maha Vishnu in the form of Lord Vamana preparing to place his foot on the Asura King Mahabali. Surrounding the inner complex walls is a series of thousands of lamps called Chuttuvilakku. There are two ponds associated with the temple. One is the Kapilatheertham located closer to the temple on the Northern side of the sanctum and is accessible only to priests. The other pond is located on the Northern side outside the temple walls, and is used regularly during the Aaraattu ceremonial bath of the idol during Onam celebrations. . Small but well maintained Temple . Adjacent to this temple is a Lord Shiva temple and it’s called Mahadev temple .
Thirumangai alwar has sung pasuram praising this Lord .