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Ananthapura Lake Temple Kasargod, Kerala

Read about Ananthapura Lake Temple Kasargod in Kerala. Ananthapura Lake Temple is a temple the only Lake Temple in the God's Own Country, the Kerala State. The temple is dedicated to the Ananthapadmanabha Swamy, lord Vishnu. The Temple is in the Kasargod District the northern most district of Kerala State bordering Karnataka State. The Aananthapura Temple is believed to be the Moolasthanam (original seat) of the Lord of the Thiruanthapuram Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

Trikkakara Temple and Onam Festival

Today, you can find only a few temples in India dedicated to Lord Vamana. Trikkakara temple is one such auspicious temple in Kerala dedicated to the fifth incarnation of Lord Mahavishnu. As the name suggests, Thrikkakkara literally means the foot of Lord Vishnu. It is believed to be in this place where the Lord placed his foot.

Kodungallur Temple – A holy shrine of bhadrakali

Kodungallur temple is a holy abode of Goddess Bhadrakali, who is known as Supreme Creator and Destroyer of the world. The temple is located in Thrissur district of Kerala. The devotees throng the temple to get their worldly afflictions cured.

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple – A pilgrimage centre for shaivites and vaishnavites

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple is located in the Kottayam district of Kerala. This is the only Siva temple where both Shaivites and Vaishnavites offer worship together in Kerala. It has a number of features of a typical South Indian temple such as lofty compound walls and four towers with gates. The important festival to get celebrated at the temple is Vaikathashtami.

Chottanikkara Temple – A holy abode of pilgrims

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple is a congregation point of devotees from all walks of life. The temple houses the Goddess in all splendor and glory. The Goddess has three forms in the temple premises, with the form changing by the time of the day. The people visiting the temple strongly believe that something unusual pulls the back again and again to its premises, which, according to some, is the fulfillment of their prayers and long-cherished desires.

Attukal Bhagavathi Temple – A holy abode for women devotees

Attukal Bhagavathi temple is a holy shrine of Goddess Kannaki who is said to be the reincarnation of Goddess Parvathy. The shrine is mostly frequented by women devotees. Hence, it is called the Shabarimala of women. According to the belief held by most devotees, the Goddess treats her devotees as children and protects them from all evil forces. In order to strengthen the bonds between devotees and the Goddess, Pongala Maholsavam is being conducted every year.

Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple in Kerala – Details, History

Would you like to visit Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple? Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple is very popular temple in Kerala? Do you want to know further details about this temple? Read here about complete details and history of Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple.

Lord Sree Krishna Temple, Guruvayoor - History and Important Festivals

Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple, is the most famous temple in Kerala. It is a big temple situated in Thrissur district and is an important place of worship for the Hindus. In the below article, I have mentioned about the history of this temple, about Lord Krishna and the important festivals celebrated there.

Famous temples in Thrissur District

Here in this article I have given a short brief about the major temples in Thrissur district along with their features. Thrissur district, the cultural capital of Kerala can be rightly called as the land of temples, as there are many small and big temples throughout the district.

Renowned temples in Kottayam district

Like all other districts of Kerala, Kottayam too has many pilgrimage places. In this article I have listed the main temples in Kottayam district. I have also added a brief explanation about each of them.

Famous temples in Pathanamthitta district

Go through the below article to know about the famous temples in Pathanamthitta district.Pathanamthitta district is the youngest district in Kerala and is known as the "headquarters of pilgrimage tourism" due to the large number of pilgrims it receives every year.

Popular temples in Kollam district with details

Popular temples in Kollam district with details are given here. Kollam district in Kerala is a place with lot of temples and other pilgrimage places. In the below article, I have listed some of the well – known temples in this district and its features. All the below mentioned temples are easily accessible by way of rail or road transport. The nearest airport is Thiruvanthapuram International Airport.

Oachira Parabrahma Temple - An ancient Temple in Kollam

Oachira Parabrahma Temple in Oachira, of Kollam district is a symbol of non-idol worship where the supreme force of nature and God is worshiped. The belief that the supreme is shapeless forms the basis of the temple doctrine.The article narrates the myth behind the temple.

Sree Manikandeswaram Umamaheswara Temple Guruvayur

Sree Manikandeswaram Umamaheswara Temple is situated near Guruvayur temple. The main Idol of this temple is Umamaheswaran or Ardhanareeswaran. The temple is well known for various festivals like, Pooram, makarachovva, Vettekkorumakan Pattu, Shivarathry, Ayyappan Vilakku, Navarathry etc. the temple is located 7 Km from Guruvayur Sreekishna temple and 29 Km from Thrissur railway station.

Sree Venmenadu Mahavishnu Temple (Vamana moorthi) Guruvayoor

Sree venmenadu Mahavishnu (Vamana Moorthi) temple is located at pavaratyy which is Near to Guruvayoor Sreekrishna temple. The idol of this temple is Vamana moorhi who is one of the ten forms of Lord Mahavishnu. The temples of Lord Vamana are very rare in India. This temple is located 6 Km from Guruvayoor. Sharkkara nivedhyam is one of the best offering to this temple.

Thiruvizha Mahadeva (Siva) temple, Cherthala for Inasanity and skin problems cure

This is an article on the Thiruvizha Mahadeva kshetram (Siva temple) at Thiruvizha near Cherthala and Alapuzha on the Ernakulam – Cherthala Road. This is an ancient temple believed to possess special powers to cure the ill effects of black magic or evil spirits. The Prasadam of the temple is having curable properties on some skin diseases.

Why the Irumudi kettu for Sabarimala pilgrimage?

Read this article to know about the Irumudi kettu or palli kettu, the items in the Irumudi kettu and the purpose. Sabarimala pilgrimage and Irumudi kettu are like inseparable twins. For a proper pilgrimage and better effect of the pilgrimage what are the items to be taken along in the Irumudi and what is the purpose of each item.

What is Mandala Vratha?

Read this article to know about the Mandala Vratha or austerity measures to be observed by the devotees to undertake the pilgrimage to Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple. It gives an insight as to the various aspects of the vrathas to be followed and the daily routine of the devotees during the vratha period.

What is Sabarimala Mandala pooja?

Read this article to know about the Mandala puja and the rituals and austerities to be observed by the pilgrims/devotees of Sabarimala. Unlike other temples of Kerala, Sabarimala is not open on all days of the year. While other temples are not having any strict code to be observed except that they should be clean and should not wear dress that shows the legs separately, Sabarimala has a stricter and elaborate code.

What is Sabarimala significance?

Read this article describing about the sabarimala, sabarimala temple, unique aspects of the temple, rituals, the pilgriomage, other shrines nearby usually visited, administration, prasadam, neyyabhishekam, Harivarasanam, message of the Lord and other connected aspects.

Sabarimala Makaravilakku Truth, Secrets and Controversy

Secrets behind Sabarimala Makaravilakku and hidden truths in Makara Jyothi are given here. The secrets of Makaravilakku are unrevealed here. Controversy from various parts of the world for and against Makaravilakku, Difference between Makaravilakku and Makara Jyothi, Explanation from Kerala Government, Thiruvithamkoor Devaswom board, How Makaravilakku is created?, Details about Garuda are also provided here. Date at which Makaravilakku is occurred is January 14.

Vellamassery Garudan Kavu Tirur, Malappuram

The Garudan Kavu (Golden Eagle Temple) at Vellamassery is a unique temple not only for Kerala but for the country itself. This temple dedicated to Garuda (Golden Eagle), the vehicle of the Sri Maha Vishnu one of the Trimurty gods of Hindu Religion. It is believed that worshiping here will relieve the diseases and the effects of the Serpent poisons. Even before the temple entry for all Hindus came into effect in respect of other temples, Vellamassery Garudan Kavu had no restriction of entry for any one.

Annapoorneswari – Cherukunnilamma Temple

Cherukunnu Annapoorneswari temple is the only Durga temple in Kerala where Parvathi Devi Mahamaya is in 'Annapoorna Bhavam'(Mother of all meals). Annam means food Poornam (purnam) means full. The meaning of the Bhavam Annapurna is one who gives food to every needy without restriction. The idol is with a ladle in one hand. Annapurna is the goddess with a golden ladle.

Pambadi Pambumkav - Pambadi Snake Temple

Pambady Pampumkavu is one of the important temples for snake worship in Kerala. In fact it is believed in India and especially in Kerala that by appropriate offering done in the proper snake temple will relieve many problems related to health and in that mainly the skin disease, wealth and defamation etc to one or the other members of the family. The belief is that by offering the appropriate offerings in the Pambadi Temple all the problems related to Sarpa Dosham (curse of the snakes) will be resolved.

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