This Sree Rama Temple is situated at Thriprayar about 24 km away from Thrissur. In the dim past, this river is believed to have skirted the temple on three sides and hence the sacred place is called Thirupuraiyar or most popularly as Triprayar. The exquisite wood carvings, sculptures and Mural Paintings are an interesting sight. The Triprayar temple was originally under the domain of the Zamorin rulers of Kerala. During the Onam festival in the months of August/September, there is a snake boat race. The Ekadashi festival in the month November-December is also a festive occasion. According to the local legend this temple is believed to have been originally worshipped by Sri. Krishna at Dwaraka in Sowrashtra coast. When Dwaraka was submerged, the idol of Sri Rama was lying in the sea bed along with the further idols of Lakshmana, Bharata and shaturghna. After many centuries, when some fishermen went out into the sea for fishing, the idol, of Sri Rama, along with the other idols got entangled in their fishing nets. They brought them ashore and handed over to the local chieftain Vikkal Kaimal. He consulted the astrologers and came to know about the previous history of these idols. At that time, there was a divine ‘asari' who informed him that the idol of Sri Rama should be installed at the place where a peacock would be visible in the sky. Accordingly, all the preparations were made for the installation of the idol, but even after several days, no peacock was visible. At last, a devotee pilgrim carrying a bunch of peacock feathers came to this spot, followed by a live peacock also. The idol of Sri Rama was installed at that very spot where the peacock feathers and the peacock were found.