Mal: ത്രിപ്പൂണിത്തുറ trippūṇittuṟa

‘Flower Wharf’   Region of KochiKerala

From Mal:  tiru, ‘eminent’, ‘auspicious’, ‘prosperous’; , ‘flower’; and tuṟa, ‘harbour’, ‘landing-place’, ‘wharf’.

Tripunithura was the capital of the post-Chera Kochi Kingdom and the Tripunithura Hill Palace was the Maharaja’s palace.

Some suggest that the name comes from the Poorni river or even the ‘quiver’ [Mal: pūṇuka] Arjuna laid at the feet of Krishna and to whom he built a temple here.