Kerala Temple Tour - Kerala temples are built using materials like stone, brick, laterite and wood. The primary deities worshipped in Kerala are Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Bhagavati,Lord Ayyappa and Lord Ganapathi. The architectural elements of the the temples of Kerala include "Sree kovil" (garbhagriha), gopurams, namaskara mandapams, dwaja stambham, prakarams and Kuttambalam (theatre hall).
A generous use of murals is used for decoration purpose in Kerala temples. Most of the temples will have a temple pond called "ambala kulam" in the temple premises.
Non-Hindus are not permitted to enter some of the temples, like Guruvayur Srikrishna Temple. Photography is also restricted. They can see the temple only from outside.
It is mandatory in all the temples that the visitors must remove their footwear before entering the temple.
Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple is located in Guruvayur Town of Thrissur District in Kerala.The presiding deity is Mahavishnu. Sri Krishna Temple at Guruvayur is one of the most visited temples in South India. Learn more about Guruvayur Srikrishna Temple
Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city of Kerala State, South India. This famous temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Learn more about Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Sri Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is a very famous pilgrimage centre of South India. It is located at the Sahyadri mountains (Western Ghats) on the banks of River Pamba, in Kerala State. The temple is situated on a hilltop at an elevation of 4135 feet above sea level, and is surrounded by mountains and dense forests. Learn more about Sri Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple..
Sri Parvathy Temple, popularly known as Kadampuzha Bhagavathy temple, is located at a small town Kadampuzha in Thirur Taluk of Malappuram District in Kerala. The presiding deity here is Sree Parvathy Devi in the form of Kirathi (hunter). The specialty of this temple is there is no deity in the sree kovil but a small area is kept protected. There is a Thidambu, made up of Pancha loha, and Bhagavathy is Lakshmi, Saraswati, Durga, and Bhadrakali- all in one form as a Kirati. Learn more about Sri Kadampuzha Bhagavathi Temple
Chottanikkara Temple is one of the most visited temples in Kerala, and also is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre in Ernakulam District. The famous temple is located 17 kms southeast of Ernakulam Town, and 7 kms from Thripunithura. Learn more about Chottanikkara Devi Temple .
Thirunavaya Temple is located on the banks of Bharathapuzha River, the longest river in Kerala, which winds westward to the coast, at a distance of 8 km south of Tirur near Ponnani and Malappuram. The full name of the temple is Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple. Learn more about Thirunavaya Temple
Kalpathy Viswanathaswamy temple whose origin dates back to 1425, is a Tamilnadu style temple & the deities are Kasi Viswanathar & Visalakshi. Other subshrines inside the temple are of Vinayakar, Subramaniar, Kala Bhairavar. Learn more about Kalpathy Agraharam temple.
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram city. The temple is famous for Attukal Pongala festival. Approximately 40 lakhs of women devotees attend the famous Attukal Pongala festival. The famed pongala festival is the single largest congregation of women in the world, which has already made into the Guinness book of Records in 2009. Learn more about Attukal Bhagavathi Temple ..
Vadakkumnathan temple is a very popular Shiva temple of Kerala. The temple has many murals and art work adoring its walls and is a marvelous place to feel closer to the Lord. . This temple is a classic example of the architectural style of Kerala and has monumental towers on all four sides and also a kuttambalam. Learn more about Vadakkumnathan temple
Dakshina Mookambika Temple is located in North Paravur (Ernakulam District). This is one of the few Saraswathi temples (Goddess of Learning and Arts) in Kerala and is located in the middle of a lotus pond. The other deities of this temple are Ganapathy, Subrahmanya, Mahavishnu, Hanuman and Veerabhadran. Learn more about Dakshina Mookambika Temple, Paravur
Mannarsala Nagaraja Temple is one of the popular pilgrimage centres of Kerala. This ancient temple is located in Haripad in the district of Allappuzha. This temple is unique in nature, and is dedicated to serpent gods. Learn more about Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple
Thirumanthamkunnu Temple is one of the most important temples of Kerala, South India. It is a historical temple located majestically ,with an imposing appearance, on a 60 ft hillock at Angadipuram (near Paerinthalmanna) in Malappuram District of Kerala. Learn more about Thirumanthamkunnu Temple.
Parasurama Temple Thiruvallam is located on the confluence of 3 rivers - River Karamana, River Killi and River Parvatiputhanar. Hence it is considered holy for Balitharpana and Vavu Bali. It is the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Learn more about Sri Parasurama Temple, Thiruvallam, Thiruvananthapuram
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