With wonderful lakes and waterways, rambling hills, beautiful areas, and lavish vegetation loaded up with coconut ranches, Kerala is actually a paradise for tourists.
No big surprise, it is called ‘God’s Own Country. As it were, this property additionally fits so well with the state as it has numerous great and old sanctuaries which are not just wonderful regarding their set of experiences, folklore, and excellence yet in addition since this large number of sanctuaries are controlled in a customary way with accentuation on old ceremonies and functions.
List of Top 10 Famous Temples In Kerala
Consequently, a visit to these sanctuaries is a must when one is in Kerala. However, there are at least thousands of temples in Kerala, here are the ten most prestigious and most visited sanctuaries in the state.
A notice of Kerala, and perhaps the earliest picture that ring a bell is the Sabarimala sanctuary, situated on a slope in the midst of thick woods.
Committed to Lord Ayyappan, the child of Lord Shiva and Mohini, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu, the Sabarimala sanctuary, situated in the Western Ghats in the region of Pathanamthitta is visited by a great many lovers from varying backgrounds. To arrive at the sanctuary, a long journey is fundamental and just male enthusiasts are permitted to enter. However, ladies younger than 10 and beyond 50 years old can visit.
Eminent as the Dwarka of the South, The Guruvayoor sanctuary, in Guruvayoor in Kerala, is one of the most famous sanctuaries in the state. Lord Krishna sees lakhs of guests daily is devoted.
The number increments during the sanctuary celebrations and during Vishu, the New Year of Kerala, in April. Mid-April, February or March, and December or January are the times the sanctuary is seen in the brilliant structure and has fans even from abroad coming to the sanctuary to offer their requests.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Situated in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital, the Sree Padmanabhaswamy sanctuary is quite possibly the most popular sanctuary in Kerala as well as all around the country. It shot to the spotlight after a portion of the vaults that contained fortunes going back hundreds of years prior were opened two or a long time back.
The sanctuary is devoted to Lord Vishnu and is recorded among the best Vishnu sanctuaries on the planet. The icon of the Lord is seen leaning back on the eight-hooded snake God Anantha and should be visible in three sections through three windows as it were.
The sanctuary is inherent Dravidian building style and is said to have a place in the eighth 100 years, with the 100-feet tall gopuram, stone carvings, and paintings being the principal attractions. The long stretches of March/April and October/November are the best chance to visit as sanctuary celebrations are held during the period.
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple
Committed to Goddess Kannaki, a manifestation of Goddess Parvati, in Thiruvananthapuram, the Attukal Bhagavathy sanctuary is popular all around the world for its yearly Attukal Pongala Festival. Numerous outsiders likewise come here each year for this celebration. It is held for 10 days during which a huge number of ladies from various regions of the world take part.
The celebration, held either in February or March, has likewise found a passage in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest ever gathering of people for a strict reason. During the celebration, ladies cook Pongal or a sweet dish produced using rice, coconut, ghee, and jaggery in make-shift chimneys around the sanctuary. The sanctuary is arranged near the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
Mannarshala Nagaraja Temple
It is one of its sort sanctuaries in India committed to snake Gods. The Mannarshala Nagaraja sanctuary is arranged in Harippad in Kerala and is spread around tremendous sections of land with numerous holy notches. The sanctuary is accordingly worked to work with the development and life of snakes.
There are around at least 30,000 pictures of snake Gods around the sanctuary. One of the well-known customs here is the ‘Uruli Kamizhthal’ or ‘setting a vessel’ which is a pooja done by childless couples. The people who are honored with a posterity after the pooja return to the sanctuary and do encourage poojas and offer snake pictures of silver or gold as a thanksgiving. The yearly sanctuary celebration is the Mannarshala Aayilam which is gone to by a huge number of enthusiasts. It is held either in October or November.
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple
Situated in Kottayam, the Ettumanoor Mahadeva sanctuary is likewise probably the most established sanctuary in the country. It is committed to Lord Shiva or Mahadeva and is additionally eminent for its special Dravidian engineering. The sanctuary is accepted to have been constructed hundreds of years prior and its remodel work was done in the sixteenth 100 years.
There are wall painting works of art on the outside as well as inside bits of the sanctuary. The yearly sanctuary celebration held during February or March is the best chance to visit during which enthusiasts can observe numerous customary ceremonies that are a remarkable-encounters in themselves.
Ambalapuzha Srikrishna Temple
Situated in Ambalapuzha town, Srikrishna sanctuary is committed to ruler Krishna who is adored in his young form. The sanctuary is accepted to have been implicit the seventeenth 100 years and the prasadam or offering, produced using milk, sugar, and rice is extremely renowned for its remarkable taste.
The yearly sanctuary celebration is known as the Ambalapuzha sanctuary celebration held during July, and the Aarattu Festival during March or April is the best opportunity to visit the sanctuary.
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
The fundamental component of Chottanikkara Devi sanctuary is the three primary manners by which the managing Goddess is revered. She is adored as Goddess Saraswati toward the beginning of the day, as Goddess Lakshmi in the early evening, and as Goddess Durga at night.
There is a conviction that the individuals who experience the ill effects of psychological maladjustments are restored here. October and during the yearly celebration, the sanctuary is visited by a huge number of aficionados.
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Arranged in Kottayam in Kerala, the Vaikom Mahadeva sanctuary is committed to Lord Mahadeva or Shiva and is implicit in the Keralan style of design.
Known as the ‘Kashi of the South, the sanctuary is one of the antiquated sanctuaries in the state and tracks down notice in numerous old texts. During November or December, the yearly sanctuary celebration is held which is an extraordinary opportunity to see the sanctuary in its marvelous magnificence.
Situated in the social capital of the state, Thrissur, it is likewise perhaps the most established sanctuary in the nation and has a lovely design. It is accepted that the Vadakkunathan temple was worked by Sage Parashuram, who was a manifestation of Lord Vishnu.
However, in a Shiva sanctuary, Lord Rama and Lord Vishnu are likewise venerated here. The undeniably popular Thrissur Pooram, the sanctuary celebration held here during April or May is a fantastic sight, as enhanced elephants, bright umbrellas, pounding of conventional drums and lively cries of millions of enthusiasts change the entire environment into a heavenly setting.
Every one of the sanctuaries in Kerala can be visited all through the year however yearly sanctuary celebrations are held at explicit seasons in the sanctuaries, which is an extraordinary chance to visit as the sanctuary isn’t just brightened in the entirety of its magnificence, yet guests will likewise get to observe age-old customary ceremonies here.
The vast majority of the Kerala sanctuaries are shut in the early evening and numerous sanctuaries likewise have ‘annadanam’ or ‘gift of food’ and guests can eat at the sanctuary lobbies worked for this reason.