Urakam Ammathiruvadi Temple, also known as Valalayam, is situated at Urakam
, about 12 km from Thrissur
. The temple, situated on the Thrissur-Irinjalakuda
route, is one of the major 108 Durga temples in Kerala
. The presiding deity is 'Sreevalayadheeswary' popularly known as 'Ammathiruvadi', a form of Goddess Durga
Urakam Ammathiruvadi Temple is an architectural marvel with its majestic Rajagopuram, compound walls, ootupura (feeding hall), nalambalam and the double storied Shrikovil.
Pooram and Navratri are the major festivals celebrated with much religious fervor.
Urakam Ammathiruvadi Temple can be reached by bus from Thrissur Bus Station. Thrissur Railway Station is the nearest railhead.