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Temples in Kerala

Kerala Temple Sculptures

Kerala is renowned as a mythological state and hence seen an amalgamation of different religions. From ancient past, the place is a world-class travel destination due to its large array of temples. The hoary white temples in Kerala give an impetus to spiritual path. The temples in Kerala are in synchrony with natural features of the region and vibrate with the traditions. The constructions of the temples are also different in comparison with the temples of other parts of India in case of its architecture. The temples are characterized by the steep, pointed roof covered with copper sheets.

The temples of Kerala are devoted to diverse Gods and Goddess of Hindu mythology. Temples play a dominant part in the life of Keralites too. These temples in Kerala trace their origins of relics and antiquity. However these temples are refurnished regularly and the current structure is the result of numerous renovations. An architectural magnificence the temples in Kerala are carved in traditional style. Some names of the Kerala temples comprises of Padmanabhaswamy temple, Guruvayoor Temple, Sabarimala Temple, Vadakkumnathan Temple, Vaikom Temple, Kalpathy temples, Chottanikkara Temple, Mannarshala Temple, Thriprayer temple, Ananthapura Lake Temple and the Ambalapuzha Temple. These temples showcase the religious dedication of the people of Kerala.

Guruvayoor Temple
Guruvayoor, the most scared and prominent Pilgrimage center of Kerala, where famous lord Krishna’s temple is situated. According to local faith the temples was created by Guru, the preceptor of “Vayu”- the god of winds. Only Hindus are permitted to enter within the premises of temple. Ganapathy, Sree Ayyappa and Edathedathy Kavil Bhagavathy are also worshiped here. Guruvayoor Temple, a historic temple which significantly wrapped in rich culture and tradition of Kerala. Hindu Temple - Kerala

Sabrimala Temple
It is a holy shrine of Kerala dedicated to Lord Ayyappa; a well-known pilgrim spot positioned a top to rocky hills of the Western Ghats. It’s a pilgrimage spot of Kerala irrespective of caste, class and color. There are two main festivals named the Mandal Puja and the Makara Sankranti Puja, which are obeyed from November to Middle of January in Kerala, during these times the devotees executes austerities and reparation.

Vadakkumnathan Temple
It is a famous Shiva temple resides in the downtown Thrissur Kerala. The main attraction of the temple Vadakkumnathan is the celebration of Pooram Festival in April/May. It is impressive event, combining the magnificent elephant pomp with the frantic playing of drums and cymbals and curved off with a fireworks extravaganza.

Chottanikkara Temple
Chottanikkara Temple is the home of enshrines Bhagawati - the mother goddess, a popular deity in Kerala. Here Bhagawati is worshiped with Lord Vishnu. Goddess Rajarajeswari is the controlling deity of Chottanikkara Temple honored in three different forms Saraswati, Bhadrakali and Durga. The image in the temple is not permanent to the soil and is mounted on loose sand.

Thriprayar Temple
Thriprayar Temple with its exquisite woodcarvings sculptors and mural paintings is of the most important temples of Kerala. It is located south to Thrissur, dedicated to lord Rama. There is an 11 day striking festivals held in November/ December comprises of a parade of 17 elephants.

Kalpathy TempleTemple in Kerala
Situated 3 km form Palakkad, the Vishwanatha Swamy shrine is the oldest Shiva temple. The annual chariot temple is a gala event. The annual 'Ratholsavam' or Chariot Festival at Sri Viswanantha Swamy temple lasts for seven days.


Sri Padmanabh Swamy Temple (Trivandrum)
Sri Padmanabh Swamy Temple (Trivandrum) is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is a great example of Dravadian style, an awe-inspiring structure. It has 100 feet high "gopuram" , a famous place of Mural Painting and stone carving, ranked among one of the 108 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in India.

Udyaneswara Temple
Udyaneswara Temple is popular for Shivalingom embedded and installed and belonged to Trikana Mathilakam, in Trichur District. The 7th day of Mahotsava and Rathotsava Thirumala Devar is the unique trait of Udyaneswara Temple.


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