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Kerala Temples
A Rich Mythological Heritage

Ambalapuzha Temple
The ancient Sri Krishna Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna is situated 8 miles south of Alappuzha. This temple is famous throughout Kerala for the milk porridge, 'Palpayasam' served here. At Karumadi, near by, is an image of the Buddha, a relic of the times when Buddhism flourished in the State.

It is also in this temple that 'Pallipana' is performed by 'Velans' (sorcerers) once in twelve years. Human sacrifice was conducted in ancient times. However, cocks have now replaced humans on the sacrificial altar.ambalapuzha temple
Neighbouring Alleppey, with its beautiful backwaters and canals has a water carnival and Regatta conducted every year as part of the Independence Day celebrations.

Location : Ambalapuzha near Aalapuzha, Kerala

Attraction : An image of Buddha At Karumadi

Mangala Devi TempleMangala devi temple, the ancient temple is located 15 kms from Thekkady. It lies hidden in the dense woods at the top of a peak 1337 m above sea level.  The temple is built in the traditional Kerala style of architecture. Visitors are allowed here only on the Chithra Pournami festival day. The peak commands a panoramic view of the eastern slopes of the ghats and some hill villages of Tamil Nadu. Permission to visit the area can be obtained from the Wildlife Warden, Thekkady. The Architectural Style here is the Traditional Kerala Architecture .

Fairs & Festivals : Chithra Pournima

Location :
15 km from Thekkady, Kerala

Attraction : Traditional Kerala Architecture

Ananthapura Temple
Ananthapura Lake Temple located at a distance of 30kms from Bekal in the Kasargod district, is the only lake temple in Kerala. ananthapura temple The beautiful lake temple is regarded as the 'Moolasthanam' (original seat) of Anathapadmanabha, the diety of Padmanabhaswamy temple, Thiruvananthapuram.

The presiding of the temple is Lord Vishnu seated on the serpent god, Adishesha. The temple is open to all visitors irrespective of caste, creed, and colour.

The temple is situated in the centre of the Ananthapura Lake, on a remote rocky hill in a calm isolated region. The temple affords a bird's eye view of the green landscape around. It is believed by the local people that there is a lone crocodile living in the lake.

The shrine is encircled by a 'Chuttambalam' (an enclosed verandah running around the building), its walls are adorned by murals and there is a cave within that opens out to a small pond where the water level remains steady regardless of climatic changes.

Significance : Original Seat Of Anathapadmanabha

Attraction : Only Lake Temple In Kerala

Location :
30 km from Bekal, Kerala

Lokanarkavu Temple
The Lokanarkavu Bhagavathi Temple is a temple frequently alluded to in the Northern Ballads or the Vadakkanpattu of Kerala. The main deity is Goddess Durga, with two adjacent shrines dedicated to Vishnu and Siva. The three rock cut caves in the temple premises are artfully engraved with beautiful carvings and fascinating murals.

The candid murals and carvings here are a delight to art lovers. The main temple, according to legend, is more than 1500 years old.  The annual festival called 'Lokanarkavu Festival' is celebrated in March/ April. Situated on the right bank of Kuttiyadi river, Vadakara has a historical fort which is now in ruins.

This temple, associated with the heroes and heroines of the Vadakkanpattu combines an arresting simplicity and a legendary aura. 

Location : 5 Kms From Vadakara, Kerala.

Attraction : Goddess Bhagvathy, The Mural Paintings and Carvings on the Temple Walls.

Deity : Goddess Durga

 
 
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