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Here you will get the list of the top 10 famous temples of Kerala.
Hello, friends welcome to another fresh article of “Newkeralatravels.com”, In this article, you will get a list of the top 10 temples of Kerala, India.
There are lots of temples in Kerala, all are very powerful and peaceful temples.
Here I provided the top 10 temples from that powerful and peaceful temples, which are world-famous.
- 1. Anantha Padmanabhaswami Temple.
- 2. Sabarimala Temple.
- 3. Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple.
- 4. Chottanikkara Devi Temple.
- 5. Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple.
- 6. Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.
- 7. Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple.
- 8. Tali Shiva Temple or Tali Mahakshethram.
- 9. Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.
- 10. Pazhavangadi Maha Ganapathy Temple.
1. Anantha Padmanabhaswami Temple.
The Anantha Padmanabhaswami Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is situated in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
It is one of the 108 sacred Vishnu temples.
Quite recently, the temple was found to be holding billions worth of valuables in five of its vaults which make it the richest temple in the world.
There is a strict dress code while entering the temple for both men and women.
Lord Vishnu is seen in the “Anantha Shayanam” posture through three mighty doors.
2. Sabarimala Temple.
The Sabarimala temple is a temple complex located at Sabarimala inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Pathanamthitta, Kerala.
It is the site of one of the largest annual pilgrimages in the world with an estimate of between 40 million and 50 million devotees visiting every year.
The temple is dedicated to the Hindu celibate deity Ayyappan also known as Dharma Sastha, who according to belief is the son of Shiva and Mohini, the feminine incarnation of Vishnu.
3. Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple.
The Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple 1s believed to have been built during 17″ century AD by the local ruler Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal- Devanarayanan Thampuran.
The idol at Ambalapuzha is likened to the Parthasarthi form of Vishnu, holding a whip in his right hand and a conch in his left.
The Ambalappuzha Temple festival was established during the 15″ century AD.
Ambalapuzha Temple Festival in July and Aarattu festival in March — April is the famous festivals celebrated here.
4. Chottanikkara Devi Temple.
The Chottanikkara Devi Temple is a famous temple of mother goddess Lakshmi Devi known as Sree Bhagavati.
The Temple is located at Chottanikkara, Kochi.
In terms of temple architecture, the Chottanikkara temple stands out to be an ultimate testimonial for the ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis (wooden sculptures) along with the Sabarimala temple.
Chottanikara Devi is worshipped at the temple, in three different forms: as Maha Saraswati in the morning, Maha Lakshmi at noon, and as Maha Kali in the evening.
Chottanikara “Makam Thozhal” is a famous festival here.
5. Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple.
Guruvayu Sree Krishna Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, is located in the town of Guruvayur, Trissur.
The temple is also called “Dwaraka of South India”.
It is often referred to as Bhuloka Vaikunta, Which translates to as Holy Abode of Vishnu on Earth.
The architectural style and individual elements inside the temple are beautiful representations of the history of the place.
The main festivals on this temple are Sree Krishna Janmashtami and Guruvayur Ekadasi.
6. Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.
Attukal Bhagavata temple, dedicated to goddess Bhadrakali, mounted over “vetala”, is the main deity in this temple.
It is situated near the heart of the city Attukal, 2km away from Sree Padmanabhasamy Temple, Thiruvanathapuram. Also known as “The Sabarimala of Women”. this temple attracts the biggest set of women devotees.
Attukal Pongala is the main festival of this temple and it entered the Guinness Book of World Records for holding the largest gathering of women for performing religious activities.
7. Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple.
Parassinikadavu Muthappan temple. located on the bank of the Valapattanam rivers, near Thalipparambu, Kannur.
The principal deity of the temple is Sree Muthappan, whose divinity is presented as a ritualistic Theyyam enactment in two versions called Thiruvappana (Lord Vishnu) and Vellattam (Lord Shiva).
According to the local tradition, the presiding deity is a manifestation of Lord Shiva himself in Nayattu (hunter) format. Dogs are considered here as it was the vehicle of the deity.
8. Tali Shiva Temple or Tali Mahakshethram.
Tail Shiva Temple or Tali Mahakshetram, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is situated in the heart of Kozhikode city, Kerala.
The temple was built in the 14th century by ZAmorin of Calicut. The founding and prosperity of Kozhikode city are closely linked with the sanctity of this ancient temple.
It is believed that the lingam in the sanctum of the temple was installed toward the end of Dwaparayuga by Sri Parasurama.
The posture in the sanctum is that of Umamaheswara. Through this divine power existed from immemorial, the attention of the citizens of Kozhikode only by about 1500 years ago.
9. Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.
The Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is situated in Vaikom Kerala.
The temple along with Ettumanoor Shiva Temple, Kaduthuruthy Taliyil Mahadeva Temple is considered a powerful trisome.
The Vaikom temple is one of the few temples which is held in reverence by both Shaivites and the Vaishnavaites.
The Shiva linga here is believed to be from the “Treta Yuga” and is considered one of the oldest temples in Kerala, The temple is famous for the Vaikom Ashtami, and it is celebrated on the day of Krishna Ashtami.
10. Pazhavangadi Maha Ganapathy Temple.
The Pazhavagadi Maha Ganapathy Temple is situated at East Fort in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city.
The main deity of the temple is Sri Mahaganapathy.
The main idol is installed in a seated posture with the right leg in a folded stance the temple stance.
The temple sculptures including 32 different forms of Lord Ganesha.
Some of the major festivals celebrated at the temple are Vinayaka Chathurthi, Virat Chathurthi, and Sankashti Chaturthi. The main Vazhipadu (Offering) is the breaking of coconuts at the temple.
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