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Top 7 ancient and Famous Temples in Kerala

This article talk about following list of Top 7 ancient and Famous Temples in Kerala

  1. Sree Padmanabha swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram
  2. Oldest thali Shiva temple in the city of Kozhikode
  3. Vaikom Mahadeva Temple – Vaikom Taluk Kottayam district Kerala.
  4. Shabarimala in Ranni Taluk Pathanamthitta district Kerala.
  5. Vadakkunnadhan temple in Thrissur District at Kerala
  6. Attukal temple in in Trivandrum district of Kerala
  7. Guruvayoor in Guruvayoor district of Thrissur , Kerala.

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple – An ancient Temple in India

Sri padmanabhaswamy temple kerala

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important temples in kerala-Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the most ancient Temple in India.

Sri padmanabhaswamy temple trivandrum is one of the most ancient Temple in India. It is located at Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala ,India.

Architecture

thiruvananthapuram vishnu temple-Temple is completely in Dravidian architecture and with full of stone carved pillars.

Temple is completely in Dravidian architecture and with full of stone carved pillars.

The main deity in Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the Lord Vishnu. It is known as the richest place of worship in the world.

Temple was built at 8th century but the present structure was built in 18 century by Marthanda Varma Maharaja of Travancore.

Treasure of the Temple

The estimate treasure of the temple is around 90,000 crores which contains

  • gold coins ,
  • crowns,
  • precious stones..etc

The Travancore royal family owned the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

Across the world, the Trivandrum sri padmanabhaswamy temple is renowned for its beauty and grandeur.

Kerala with number of temples in kerala-estimate treasure of the temple is around 90,000 crores- Sri Padhmanabha swamy temple kerala

There is 6 vault named A, B, C, D, E, F in the temple. In vault A, there is an 800 kg hoard of gold coins , each coin priced at over ₹2.7 crore.

In the temple there is hundreds of pure gold chairs, thousands of gold pots and jars etc. in the vaults.

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Oldest thali Shiva temple in the city of Kozhikode in Kerala, India

famous temples in Kozhikode

About Temple :

Thali Shiva temple is the epicenter of the city of Kozhikode. This Thali is one of the four most important of the 108 Shiva temples dedicated to Parashurama.

Kaduthuruthi Shri Mahadeva temple, Kezhtai Mahadeva temple Kodungalloor, Talikot Mahadev temple are the other thali temples in Kerala.

Uniqueness about this Temple:

temples in kerala list-Oldest thali Shiva temple in Kerala, India
(this is not the original temple, but similar to the same)

In this famous temple, Lord Mahadevan resides facing the east with age and pride, with the precision of tantric verbs and with a variety of different patterns.

In this famous temple, Lord Mahadevan resides facing to east. Thali refers to a Shiva temple, but there is also a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.

famous temples in kerala with names-Thali Shiva temple is the epicenter of the city of Kozhikode

Thali refers to a Shiva temple, but there is also a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.

This temple is one of the rare temples with two flagpoles. The temple is believed to have been built over 1500 years ago.

The present-day temple was cleansed during the reign of the Zamorin Manavikraman.

This ancient temple is famous for its magnificent structures and carvings.

It has a spacious doorway and a walkway and the stunning carvings are that can be seen in the face constituency and shrine. Famous Festivals in Tali temple Maha Shivaratri Revathi Pattadanam

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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

This ancient temple is a Shiva temple situated in Vaikom Taluk Kottayam district Kerala.

beautiful temples in kerala-Vaikom Mahadeva temple is a Shiva temple situated in Vaikom Taluk Kottayam district Kerala.
Vaikom Mahadeva temple is a Shiva temple situated in Vaikom Taluk Kottayam district Kerala.(Img source – facebook.com)

About this old temple

Here shiva is known as Vaikathppan which means the father of people lived in vaikom thaluk. Till the pandemic started, In this temple, food use to serve to the devotees in three times, morning, noon and night. Also pujaris use to give padachoru (cooked rice for God) for who do fasting.

During Shivarathry married women do fasting for the better living of their husbands and children. They stay all day without food by doing bhajans inside the temple and they will sleep inside the temple.

Details about Vaikathashtami. in this temple-old culture, till following

The major festival of vaikom Mahadeva temple is Vaikathashtami.

  • It is a 12day celebration.
  • 12 elephants are used to these festivals.
  • Each day special pooja happening in the temple.
  • In the 12th day morning 4.00 AM we can see Ashtami Darshana.
  • Another festival is Vadakkupurathpattu it is happening only once in 12 years.

Here , we can do special poojas and we can see many Thanthris at temple. They usually utter mantras at the time of pooja.

Vaikom Mahadeva temple is also a part of Kerala renaissance.

historical temples in kerala-The major festival of vaikom Mahadeva temple is Vaikathashtami.

Vaikom satyagraha

The Vaikom satyagraha is the first movement against british government in 1924.

In that revolt people succeeded and from there after, all the local people are allowed to enter the temple.

Inside the temple:

There were four major gates in the temple named Gopuram, and it also has an elephant resting house, one big pond and a small pond.

The temple is really eco -frinedly we can see many trees in there.

Peacefull atmosphere is the main tourist attraction in this vaikom mahadeva temple vaikom kerala.

for more details about this temple, we can visit Temples of Kerala

vaikom mahadeva temple contact number – 04829 215 812

Address : Vazhamana Rd, Vaikom, Kerala 686141

Shabarimala

Sabarimala sree ayyappa temple is situated in Ranni Taluk Pathanamthitta district Kerala.

mysterious temples in kerala-Shabarimala is situated in Ranni Taluk Pathanamthitta district Kerala.
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Shabarimala gives a much contribution in the economic development of kerala state. This is one of the largest annual pilgrimage centre. They fund the other local temples in many places of Kerala.

Mythological story of sabarimalai temple:

In shabarimala people worship god named ayyappan who was the son of God shiva and Vishnu During the Samudra madhanam for helping devas shiva turned into Mohini.

So, the temple is famous as sabarimala ayyappa temple.

That time god Vishnu falling in love to Mohini and lord ayyappan or dharmashasta born.

Present Details of this temple

Ayyappa is a Hindu Brahmachary so the temple following such roles for recent years that were particular age of women not allowed in the temple.

popular temples in kerala- shabarimala people worship god named ayyappan

On 28 September supreme court allowed women to worship there. It causes many violent protests in Kerala.

The temple is open only during Mandalapooja, Makaravilakk, Maha Thirumal Sankranthy.

For more details about this temple, pls visit sabarimala website : Sree Sabarimala Dharma Sastha Temple

Vadakkunnadhan temple

A famous temple

famous temples in kerala-It is a Hindu temple Lord shive is worshiped there
Vadakkunnadhan temple

The temple is situated in Thrissur District at Kerala. Famous shiva temples in kerala

It is a Hindu temple where Lord shiva is worshiped there.

ancient temples in kerala-The temple unique for antiquity and architecture
famous shiva temples in kerala-The temple is situated in Thrissur District at Kerala.

The temple is unique for its antiquity and architecture.

A monument tower also we can see at kuttambalam and it was carved by wood.

The mural paintings shows various stories in Mahabharatha.

History of this Temple :

People believed that the temple is build by Parashurama, one of the avatars of God Vishnu.

Festival in Vadakkunnadhan templ

The main festival in this temple is Thrissur Pooram.it is held by two temples one is Vadakkunnatha temple and other is Paramekkavu

historical temples in kerala-elephants in Vadakkunnadhan temple

In this Temple. in the opposite of Vadakkunnathan temple, we can see  elephants ,Chendamelam , People from different places come here to watch these elephants and to watch the festival of Thrissur and it is a Celebration of Kerala. T

his temple is one of the mysterious temples in Kerala I can say.

Address: Swaraj Round N, Kuruppam, Thekkinkadu Maidan, Thrissur, Kerala 680001

Website of the temple – https://sreewadakkunathantemple.org/

Phone – 0487 242 6040

Attukal

Attukal temple in one of the ancient temples in kerala and is situated in Trivandrum district of Kerala, also the bank of Karamanayar and Pangayar river.

top 10 temples in kerala-Attukal temple is situated in Trivandrum district of Kerala

Uniqueness about this temple

Goddess Parvathy avatar Bhadrakali is worshipped here. Literally it is known as the Shabarimala of Women. And because of this uniqueness, it is very famous temples in kerala and one of the devi temples in kerala.

Kerala’s first Pongala maholsavam

The main festival of Attukal devi temple is Attukal Pongala. Kerala’s first Pongala maholsavam is held at Attukal.

During the Festival day ,people will sit to make pongal and sweets in a line to 20 km starting from temple.

The major participants in pongala is women. It is also got a Guinness record for participating a huge number of women in temple festival.

During the Festival day ,people will sit to make pongal and sweets in a line to 20 km starting from temple.

People believe that by participating on pongala they can attain moksha(heaven) and their problems will be solved.

Before participating in Pongala, all women have to follow a vegetarian diet and should take both twice a day. also they should take food only once per day.

The pongala sweet is prepared in a pottery. The main sweets are prepared on Pongala days are

  • Sharkkara payasam,
  • Vellachoru,
  • Vellapayasam,
  • Therali Ada,
  • Manda putt.

During pongala,

Girls prepare Thalappoli and boys prepare Kuththiyottam

who are under the age of 13 years.

Wow!!! I like this culture. Added in my bucket list of popular temples in kerala.

Address: P.O, Attukal – Chiramukku Rd, C Block, Manacaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695009

Phone Number – 0471 246 3130

Website : http://www.attukal.org/

Guruvayoor

Lord Guruvayoorappan or Lord Krishna is the main worship god. This is one among the most beautiful temples in kerala

powerful temples in kerala-The temple is under Guruvayoor Dewasom Board

The temple is under Guruvayoor Dewasom Board. Guruvayoor is the district of Thrissur , Kerala.

There we can see the four-armed Krishna with

  • Panchajanya,
  • Sudarashana chakra,
  • mace kaumodaki,
  • and a lotus with holy basil garland.

The main festival in this temple is Sri Krishna Janmashatmi the birth day of lord krishna . A must visit temple in kerala

It is celebrated for 10 days in this temple, starting from pooyam ( star).

Dress code for Men is Mund without covering the chest.

Boys can wear shorts without shirts

top temples in kerala-The main festival Guruvayoor temple is Sri Krishna Janmashatmi the birth day of lord krishna

Women can wear sari and if want, they can wear long skirt and top. Recently, from year 2020, they , the temple committee started allowing salwar kameez ( churidar) for women

Address : Guruvayur Devaswom, East Nada, Guruvayur, Kerala 680101

Phone Number : 0487 255 6335

website : https://guruvayurdevaswom.nic.in/home

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in this article, sho wrote about temples

  • Vaikom Mahadeva Temple – Vaikom Taluk Kottayam district Kerala.
  • Shabarimala in Ranni Taluk Pathanamthitta district Kerala.
  • Thrissur Temple -Vadakkunnadhan temple in Thrissur District at Kerala
  • Attukal temple in in Trivandrum district of Kerala
  • Guruvayoor in Guruvayoor district of Thrissur , Kerala.

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