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|Temples of Kerala
associated with the Tamil Alwars - Eleven temples
of Kerala are associated with the Tamil Alwar saints of the 1st millennium CE.
||The Pancha Pandavas
and Kerala: Five temples of Kerala are
believed to have been built by the Pandava Princes. Aranmula, known for its water carnival
is the best known of these.
the Tamil Nayanmars: Tiruvanchikkalam has been
revered by Sundaramoorthy Nayanar and Cheraman Perumaal of the 1st millennium CE.
temple at Tiruvanandapuram is a serene center
of worship and a veritable art gallery as well.
||Sabarimala - where
millions converge: Shasta is enshrined in Sabarimala
- pilgrimage to which shrine requires austerities.
|At Mannaarsaala near Haripad near
Trivandrum, a snake grove is held in regard as a place of worship.
||Tiruvinjikode near Thrissur
has four images of Vishnu in a single shrine with the associated legend that they were
installed by the Pandava princes.
Bhagawati Temple: Bhagawati is one of the most worshipped deities in Kerala.
Visit this well known Bhagawati temple at Chottanikara.
The Sree Krishna temple here attracts thousands of
pilgrims throughout the year. Naraayaneeyam the acclaimed sanskrit classic extols this
temple at Trichambaram in Northern
Kerala enshrines Krishna, has a rich tradition of festivals.
||The Ambalappuzha Krishna temple is one of
the well known temples dedicated to Krishna in the state of Kerala.
temple at Tripunitura near Ernakulam is
associated through legend with the Pandava hero Arjuna.
temple at Haripad enshrines an imposing
image of Skanda.
||The Udayanapuram Subramanyar temple
is closely associated with the Vaikom Mahadevar temple nearby.
|The Vadakkunnathar temple
at Thrissur enshrines Shiva,
Sankaranarayana and Rama and is one of the largest temple complexes in Kerala.
||The Ettumaanoor Mahadevar temple is one of
the triad of Shiva temples associated with the legends related to the
demon Khara and is adorned with exquisite murals.
||The Vaikom Mahadevar temple is a vast temple rich in legend,
architecture and festivals.
|Shiva is worshipped as the
divine physician at the Vaidyanatha temple in Taliparamba.
temple at Taliparamba has legends
associated with the Ramayana.
||The Kottayam Tirunakkara Mahadeva
temple has Vaikom to its north and Ettumaanur to its south.
|The name Ernakulam is said to be derived from a
legend related a Shivalingam worshipped by Arjuna.
||The Kozhikkode Tali temple is an
ancient one rich in legend.
||The Tiruvangad Rama
temple is one of the well visited Rama temples in Kerala and is rich in legend and
|The Triprayar Rama temple
in the vicinity of Thrissur is an architecturally beautiful temple.
||The Vilvamala hill temple in Northern
Kerala bears shrines dedicated to Rama and Lakshmana.
||The Sangameswara Koodalmanikyam temple
at Irinjalakkuda in Kerala is a one of a kind temple dedicated to Bharata
the brother of Rama.
|Along with the Navamukunda temple at Tirunavai
are located temples dedicated to Shiva and Bhrahma across the Bharatapuzha river.
near Kottayam houses an ancient temple dedicated to Vishnu
- Valabbha and is rich in heritage and tradition.
||The Vamanamurthy temple at Trikakkara
near Irinjalakkuda is associated with the Onam festival tradition of Kerala.
|The Kumaranallur temple near Kottayam is
home to a Bhagawati temple tied through legend with Madurai, Tamilnadu.
||The Chengannur Mahadeva - Bhagawati temple
is a large temple complex rich in legend and tradition.
||The Bhagawati temple
at Kodungallur enshrines Bhagawati -
considered to be a manifestation of Kannagi of the Tamil epic Silappadikaaram.
Perumal temple at Moozhikkalam
is dedicated to Lakshmana, brother of Rama and has been venerated by the Tamil hymns of
the Alwar saints.
||The Kerala Temple
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