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Lokanarkavu Temple

Location : 5 Kms From Vadakara, Kerala
Attractions : Goddess Bhagvathy
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Mangaladevi Temple

This temple has a history of how Mangalore got its name. It is about 3 Kms from the city center. Goddess Mangala Devi, the divine mother was immensely pleased with the devotion of Bhargava and told him that she would dwell in his place as "Mangala Devi" to be worshipped by devotees. People started knowing this place as Mangalapura which later became Mangalore.

The word Mangalore is derived from Goddess Mangaladevi, the main deity of the temple. The temple built in memory of the princess of Malabar Mangale in the 10th century. The Goddess Mangala is worshiped as Shakti. The festival is celebrated during 9 days of Navaratri .

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Mannarasala Temple

ocation : 32 Kms South Of Alappuzha, Kerala
Unique feature : Rites Presided Over By Priestess » read more

Sivagiri Temple - Trivandrum, Kerala

Even decades after the Guru breathed his last here in 1928 AD, his 'Samadhi' (restling place) continues to be thronged by thousands every year. The 'Sivagiri Pilgrimage' is conducted between December 30 and January 1.

The Mutt is also the headquarter of the 'Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham', a religious organisation established by the Guru to propagate his concept of 'One Caste, One Religion, One God'. The Sarada Temple and Sivagiri Mutt set in picturesque hill of Sivagiri near Varkala have now become a place of pilgrimage with great fanfare.

Colourful processions, debates and seminars, public meetings, cultur

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Cheraman Juma Masjid

Location : 1500 m from Kodungallur Centre, Kerala
Significance : First Juma Mosque in India
Named After : King Cheraman Perumal
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Pazhayangadi Mosque

Location : 18 Kms East of Manjeri, Kerala
Associated with : Muslim Saint, Muhammad Shah
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Madayi Mosque

Location : 22 Kms From Kannur
Attractions : 1124 AD
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Thiruvalla Temple

Thiruvalla Temple is one of the largest temples of Kerala and a fine specimen of its traditional style of temple architecture.

The temple has many shrines though it is mainly dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

The 50- feet high flag post is of granite. An idol of garuda, vehicle of Lord Vishnu, is fixed atop the flag post.

A unique attraction of this temple is the Kathakali performance staged every evening, as ritual offering.

It is believed that Vishnu, the principal deity, watches the performance from his abode.

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Thiruvalla Temple

Thiruvalla Temple is one of the largest temples of Kerala and a fine specimen of its traditional style of temple architecture.

The temple has many shrines though it is mainly dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

The 50- feet high flag post is of granite. An idol of garuda, vehicle of Lord Vishnu, is fixed atop the flag post.

A unique attraction of this temple is the Kathakali performance staged every evening, as ritual offering.

It is believed that Vishnu, the principal deity, watches the performance from his abode.

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Thiruvanaya Navamukunda Temple

Thiruvanaya Navamukunda Temple, near Ponnani in Malappuram district is situated on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha.

Holding immense historical importance, this is the place where 'Mamangam', a grand assembly of the rulers of Kerala was held here once every 12 years, in olden times.

This extravagant festival was held for the last time in 1755 AD. Today, Thirunavaya temple is also a famous pilgrim centre.

The ten-day annual festival at the Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple, dedicated to Navamukunda (Lord Vishnu), begins with Kodiyettam and concludes with Arattu.

The last three days are the most auspicious.

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