Category Archives: Famous Temples

Oachira Parabrahma Temple

Oachira temple is an ancient temple located in Oachira in Kollam district. The temple is dedicated to Parabrahmam, also called as the Omkaram, the universal consciousness.

The temple is very unique as it practises worship without an idol, and reveres the supreme force of Nature. Unlike other temples, Oachira temple does not have any covered structure and people worship the Parabrahmam under the trees. There is a strong belief that the name Oachira is derived from Uvachanchira, which means Lord Shiva.
oachira temple

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MANDAIKADU BHAGAVATHY DEVI TEMPLE

Mandaikadu Bhagavathy Devi Temple is a blessed cherish arranged in the province of Tamil Nadu. An unquestionable requirement visit place with loved ones, the temple stands apart as a special revere of the radiant past.

Mandaikadu Bhagavathy Temple is a Hindu sanctuary devoted to the Hindu goddess Parvati (known as Bhagavathy) situated in Mandaikadu Village close to Colachel in the western shoreline of Kanyakumari District in the State of Tamilnadu. This temple is on the coastline is a sought-after explorer community for the two individuals of Tamilnadu and Kerala. The Temple is arranged close to Nagercoil – Colachel State interstate in Mandaikadu. This Temple was implicit Kerala custom in extremely basic style. Sacred trees for this sanctuary are Bo Tree and Neem. Pujas is performed multiple times every day. This Temple is administrated by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of Tamilnadu.

Mandaikadu Bhagavathy

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Triprayar Sree Rama Swami Temple

Triprayar Sree Rama Swami Temple, situated in Thrissur region of Kerala is one of the significant sanctuaries devoted to Lord Rama.

Triprayar Sree Rama Swami Temple
Lord Triprayarappan

The deity Lord Rama in the Triprayar Temple is prominently known as Triprayarappan or Triprayar Thevar. The icon of Lord Rama was at first venerated by Lord Krishna at Dwaraka. After the swargarohana of Lord Krishna, the icon was immersed in the ocean. Later some fishermen got the icon from the ocean close to the Chettuva area of Kerala and the neighborhood ruler Vakkayil Kaimal developed a sanctuary at Triprayar and introduced the symbol. The picture of Rama (Triprayar Thevar) looks like the Chaturbhuja Vishnu structure with four arms, bearing a conch(Panchajanya), a plate (Sudarsana), a bow (Kodanda), and a laurel individually. It is accepted that the divinity revered here has a portion of the parts of Shiva as well. It was subsequent to killing the asura, Khara that Sri Rama got both the Shaiva and Vaishnava perspectives. Accordingly, Triprayar Thevar is additionally called Khara Samhara Moorthy. It is likewise accepted that the depiction of Rama with a laurel held in the picture’s hand is additionally reminiscent of parts of Brahma and thus the god is supposed to be a sign of the Trimoorthis. The picture is enhanced with neckbands and other fine adornments. Pictures of Sreedevi and Bhudevi are on one or the other side. There is a picture of Dakshinamoorthy, in the sanctum confronting the south. Dakshinamoorthy is regularly found in Shiva sanctuaries. There is likewise a light behind the picture which is continued to consume constantly. Due to these and furthermore due to the way that individuals got alleviation when pained by abhorrent spirits chathan-the divinity is accepted to have a Shiva perspective moreover.

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Chowara Shri Dharma Shastha Temple

Chowara Shri Dharma Shastha Temple is situated at Chowara in Thiruvananthapuram. The shrine is devoted to Lord Ayyappa. A celebration is commended here on the event of Makar Sankranti consistently, which draws in various enthusiasts from all over.

Chowara Sree Dharma Sastha Temple

Chowara Beach and Aazhimala Beach are close by. Azhimala Shiva Temple is a conspicuous temple close by. The temple is around 4 km from Vizhinjam and around 6 km from Kovalam and 7 km from Balaramapuram.

Chowara Sree Dharma Sastha temple is situated at Adimalathura, Kazhivoor, (in the middle of Vizhinjam and Poovar on Chappath coastline) in Thiruvananthapuram region, Kerala. The shrine is one among the 108 Ayyappa sanctuaries in Kerala. The sanctuary is known as SriPoorkkavu in Thottam Pattu.

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Eruthavoor Muruga Temple

Eruthavoor Muruga Temple or Eruthavoor Subramanya Swamy Temple (എരുത്താവൂർ മുരുക ക്ഷേത്രം) is a well-known temple located on the Balaramapuram – Kattakada Road in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Popular as the Kerala Pazhani Temple, this Lord Murugan Temple reveres Balasubramanya Swamy or Child Muruga as the managing god. Like Palani Temple, Eruthavoor Subramanyaswamy Temple is arranged on top of a Hill and one needs to take a trip of 242 steps to arrive at the temple.

.Eruthavoor Muruga Temple

A hallowed place of Lord Ganapathi can be seen on the left half of the sanctum sanctorum and on the right side is the altar of Goddess Parvati.  A sanctum committed to Yogishwaran (Lord Shiva) and an icon of Arumughan or Shanmukha (Muruga with 6 appearances) can likewise be seen inside the sanctuary. The sanctuary of Nagaraja and Nagakanya or the Snake Gods is on the right half of the sanctuary entrance.

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Vizhinjam RockCut Cave

Vizhinjam RockCut Cave(വിഴിഞ്ഞം ഗുഹാക്ഷേത്രം)

Vizhinjam RockCut CaveVizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple is one of Trivandrum’s most popular tourist attractions, located 17 kilometers from the city. The god of Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi is housed in this single-celled rock-cut sculpture from the eighth century.

Temples have always been a significant component of Indian culture, and this particular temple is particularly regarded in South India. The shrine’s an outside wall is adorned with images of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. There is also an unfinished Lord Shiva sculpture depicting him dancing and carrying a bow. The wall’s beautiful sculptures are well worth admiring.

The Bhagavathy Temple is another important temple close to the Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple. This sacred shrine dates from the ninth to tenth centuries AD. A Marine Aquarium, which houses unique marine ornamental fish, is also nearby.

Considered to be the smallest rock-cut shrine in southern India, the Vizhinjam Rock-cut cave is dated to back to 8th century. The shrine has a central cell with an independent sculpture of Dakshinamurthy and on either side of the cell are unfinished sculptures of Siva and Parvathi. It is believed to be one of the earliest rock-cut cave temples in Kerala. This rock cut cave is now a protected monument under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India since 1965.

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58-ft-tall Gangadhareshwara sculpture that was recently unveiled at Azhimala Shiva Temple near Vizhinjam

58-ft-tall Gangadhareshwara sculpture at Azhimala Shiva Temple near VizhinjamAzhimala in Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram, beautiful with the quiet yet unpredictable ocean, smooth fisherfolk, a modest bunch of travelers, and the worshipped Shiva Temple, is currently host to a gathering of sightseers. In magnificent wonder, a 58-ft-tall sculpture of Lord Shiva as Gangadhareswara, with his desolate, wild dreadlocks encasing a victorious Goddess Ganga, has been complicatedly etched anywhere nearby of the Azhimala sanctuary, neighboring the ocean.

Etched by 29-year-old P S Devadathan more than six long years, the substantial sculpture, mounted on a stone at an elevation of 20 ft from the ocean, summons superb greatness and a feeling of holiness. The Azhimala local was given over the mission by the sanctuary cleric.Azhimala Shiva Temple

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Major Vellayani Devi Temple

വെള്ളായണി ദേവിക്ഷേത്രം
Vellayani Temple

തിരുവനന്തപുരം ജില്ലയില്‍ കല്ലിയൂര്‍ പഞ്ചായത്തിലാണ് നൂറ്റാണ്ടുക്കള്‍ പഴക്കമുള്ള വെള്ളായണി ദേവീക്ഷേത്രം. കേരളത്തിലെ പ്രസിദ്ധ ഭദ്രകാളി ക്ഷേത്രങ്ങളില്‍ ഒന്നാണിത്…ക്ഷേത്രത്തില്‍ നിന്നും കുറച്ച് അകലെ വെള്ളായണിക്കായല്‍. ഒരുകാലത്ത് കായലിന്റെ പരിസരത്തെ തെങ്ങുകളില്‍ കള്ളുചെത്തിയിരുന്ന ഒരു ചെത്തുകാരന്‍. അയാള്‍ കള്ളെടുക്കാനെത്തുമ്പോഴേക്കും കലത്തില്‍ കള്ളു കാണാനില്ല. ഇതു പതിവായപ്പോള്‍ കള്ള് ആരോ മോഷ്ടിക്കുകയാണെന്ന് തോന്നി.കള്ളനെ കയ്യോടെ പിടികൂടാന്‍ ശ്രമിച്ച അയാളുടെ മുന്നില്‍പ്പെട്ടത് ഒരു തവളയായിരുന്നു. അത് ഒരു തെങ്ങില്‍ നിന്നും മറ്റൊന്നിലേയ്ക്ക് ചാടി കള്ളൂറ്റിക്കുടിക്കുന്നുവെന്ന് അയാള്‍ക്ക് ബോധ്യമായി. എന്നാല്‍ അതുപോലൊരു തവളയെ മുന്‍പൊരിക്കലും അയാള്‍ കണ്ടിരുന്നില്ല. വിചിത്രമായ തവളയെ പിടികൂടാന്‍ ശ്രമിച്ചിട്ടും നടക്കാതെ വന്നപ്പോള്‍ കൈയ്യിലിരുന്ന തേര്‍കൊണ്ടാരു ഏറുകൊടുത്തു.കാലില്‍ ഏറുകൊണ്ട തവള കായലില്‍ ചാടി രക്ഷപ്പെട്ടു. തവളയില്‍ അസാധാരണശക്തി വൈഭവമാണ് അയാള്‍ ദര്‍ശിച്ചത്. ചെത്തുകാരൻ മഹാമാന്തികൻ ആയ കേളൻകുലശേഖരനോട് തൻറെ അനുഭവം അറിയിച്ചു. അദ്ദേഹം തൻറെ അതുല്യമായ ശക്തിയാൽ അത് വെറുമൊരു തവളയല്ല ലോകമാതാവായ ശ്രീഭദ്രയാണെന്ന് കണ്ടെത്തി.തുടർന്ന് ഏഴുദിവസത്തെ തിരച്ചലിനുശേഷം ദേവിയെ കണ്ടെത്തി മുടിപ്പുരപണിത് ഭദ്രകാളിയെ പ്രതിഷ്ഠിച്ചുവെന്ന് ഐതിഹ്യം. വെള്ളായണി കൊട്ടാരത്തില്‍ കഴിയുമ്പോള്‍ മഹാറാണി സേതുലക്ഷ്മിഭായി തമ്പുരാട്ടി തങ്കത്തിരുമുടി നിര്‍മ്മിച്ച് ദേവിക്ക് സമര്‍പ്പിക്കുകയുണ്ടായി….പ്രധാന ശ്രീകോവിലില്‍ ഭദ്രകാളി. വടക്കോട്ടാണ് ദര്‍ശനം. ശ്രീകോവിലിനോട് ചേര്‍ന്ന് വടക്കോട്ടും കിഴക്കോട്ടും നടപ്പുരയുണ്ട്. നിത്യവും വൈകിട്ട് ആറുമണിക്ക് നട തുറക്കും. ഏഴരയ്ക്ക് ദീപാരാധന നടക്കും. എന്നാല്‍ ചൊവ്വ, വെള്ളി, ഞായര്‍ ദിവസങ്ങളില്‍ ഉച്ചയ്ക്ക് പന്ത്രണ്ട് മണിക്ക് നടതുറന്ന് ഒന്നരയ്ക്ക് മധു പൂജയുണ്ട്. ഇവിടുത്തെ ഭഗവതിയുടെ പ്രസാദത്തിന് ചാര്‍ത്തുപൊടി എന്നാണ് പറയുക. മാടനാണ് ഉപദേവന്‍…ക്ഷേത്രപ്രവേശനവിളംബരത്തിനു മുമ്പേ എല്ലാ ജാതി മതസ്ഥർക്കും പ്രവേശനം ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നതിരുവിതാംകൂറിലെ ഒരു മഹാ ക്ഷേത്രം ആണിത്.. വൈവിദ്ധ്യമാർന്ന ആചാര അനുഷ്ഠാനങ്ങൾ… ദേവിയുടെ മുന്നിൽ എല്ലാവരും തുല്യർ അവിടെ അവകാശ അധികാരങ്ങൾ ഇല്ല.,,

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Thozhuvancode Chamundi Devi Temple

Thozhuvancode Chamundi Devi Temple Vattiyoorkavu

500-year-old Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, managed by the family of the “Kalari guru” of the erstwhile Ettuveettil Tharavaad,is a rising centre of pilgrimage in Trivandrum.This is a very beautiful temple with unique sculptures which one can find no where else.

The main diety is Chamundeswari devi.The other dieties worshipped here are Mohini yakshi,Durga Devi,Karinkali Devi,Hanuman,Ganapathy,Thamburan,Anantha and navagraha.

Thozhuvancode Chamundi Devi Temple is a famous Goddess temple located in Vattiyoorkavu, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The temple around 500 years old is managed by family of the “Kalari guru” of the erstwhile Ettuveettil Tharavaad. The temple enshrines Goddess Chamundeswari Devi, the fierce form of Durga.

The temple features beautiful sculptures of Hindu gods and goddess. Sub deities worshiped in the temple are Lord Ganapathy, Hanuman, Mohini Yakshi, Durga Devi, Karinkali Devi, Navagraha, and Thamburan. Thozhuvancode Chamundi Temple is not open on all days. The temple functions on Tuesday, Friday and Sundays only.

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Karikkakom Devi Temple

Karikkakom Devi Temple

Karikkakom Devi Temple or Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple is a famous Goddess Temple in Trivadrum, Kerala. This ancient temple, more than 600 years old, is situated at Karikkakom, around 7 km north of Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The temple enshrines a Panchaloha idol (traditional five-metal alloys) of Goddess Karikakathamma – an incarnation of Goddess Parvati Devi. The annual Pongala festival at Karikkakom Devi Temple attracts thousands of devotees from around the state.

Karikkakom Devi temple or Karikkakom Chamundi Devi temple is a famous Goddess temple in Trivandrum. This ancient temple is more than 600 years old. The temple enshrines a panchaloha idol of goddess Karikathamma,which is an incarnation of goddess Parvathi Devi.

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