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9 Famous Temples In Kerala

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The beautiful back water state of Kerala has many temples. Let’s check out 9 of such temples.

Pathiyanadu Sree Bhadrakali Temple In Mullassery:

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PathiyanaduSreeBhadrakali temple located in Mullassery, near Thiruvanthapuram is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Bhadrakali. It has a shrine of goddess Bhadrakali as the presiding deity who is the daughter of Lord Shiva. There’s also an idol of goddess Kali. There are many festivals celebrated within the temple such as SwayamvaraParvathi puja, Grahalekshmi puja, GrahadoshaNivarana puja, Balithooval, Sarppabali, Kalamkaval, Dikkubali, Paranettu, Nilathilporu, Aaraattu and Pongala.

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple In Attukal:

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The AttukalBhagavathy temple is located in Attukal and is dedicated to Goddess Kannaki, a form of Parvati who is the presiding deity of the temple. The temple is world famous for its annual AttukalPongala festival in which over a million women participate. The 10 days festival is a grand affair and the other festivals celebrated are Mandala Vratham, PoojaVyapu, VinayakaChaturthi, Shiva Ratri and many others.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple In Thiruvanthapuram:

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Padmanabhaswamy temple situated in Thiruvanthapuram is built in Dravidian style architecture is the richest Hindu temple in the world and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The deity is enshrined in the ‘AnanthaSayanam’ posture or the eternal yogic sleep on the serpent Adisheshan. The temple only permits Hindu people and strictly follows a dress code. The main festivals celebrated here are Alpashy and Panguni.

AndoorKandanSree Dharma Sastha Temple In Neyyattinkara:

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AndoorKandarSree Dharma Sastha temple is located in Neyyattinkara, south-east of Thiruvanthapuram. The presiding deity of the temple is God KandanSree Dharma Sastha. There are other deities too such as Ganapathy, DurgaBhagavathy, Easwara Kala Bhoothanan, Nagaraja&Nagayakshi and an idol of an elephant at the entrance. The annual festival celebrated in the temple is MakaravilakkuMahotsavam.

EdavaPalakkavuBhagavathi Temple At Edava:

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The EdavaPalakkavuBhagavathi temple is located at Edava in Thiruvanthapuram district is dedicated to Bhadrakali Devi who is the presiding deity here. There are many sub deities such as goddess Annapurna, Lord Ganesha, Navagraham, Adithyan, Hanuman, Brahmarakkhas, Yogeswaran and NagaruKavu. KarthikaThirunalMahatsovam held in the Malayalam month of Kumbham is the annual festival when the entire city focuses on the temple.

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KarikkakomSreeChamundi Devi Temple In Thiruvanthapuram:

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KarikkakomSreeChamundi Devi temple located in Thiruvanthapuram is an ancient Hindu temple over 600 years old, dedicated to goddess Chamundi. A Panchaloha idol of goddess Karikkakathamma, a form of Chamundi is enshrined in the temple. Goddess Chamundi is worshipped in the temple in three different forms, MahaChamundi, RakthaChamundi and BalaChamundi. There are other shrines of Ganapati, Sastha, Bhuvaneshvari and more. The annual festival widely celebrated in the temple is Pongala.

PazhavangadiGanapathy Temple In Thiruvanthapuram:

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The PazhavangadiGanapathy temple located at East fort in Thiruvanthapuram city is dedicated to Sri Mahaganapathy or Ganesha who is also the presiding deity. Other deities are also worshipped in the temple such as Dharmasasta, Goddess Durga and Nagaraja along with sculptures of 32 different forms of Ganesha. The major festivals celebrated here are VinayakaChaturthi, Ganesh Jayanthi, ViradChaturthi and more.

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Sarkaradevi Temple In ChirayinkizhuTaluk:

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Sarkaradevi temple is located at ChirayinkizhuTaluk in the north-west of Thiruvanthapuram district. The temple’s main deity is Bhadrakali who is also the primary deity over here. The festival of Kaliyoot is the most popular festival celebrated within the temple apart from Meenabharani festival which falls second and the temple gets filled with devotees.

Thirupalkadal Sreekrishnaswamy Temple In Keezhperoor:

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Thirupalkadal Sreekrishnaswamy temple is located in the village of Keezhperoor is one of the oldest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Krishna, another form of Vishnu who is also the presiding deity here. The temple is constructed in the form of Dravidian style architecture. The temple has a Garbagraha with Brahma and Shiva on its outer walls. Constructed between 6th to 9th centuries, the temple is also considered as one of the 108 principal DivyaDesams or holy abodes in Vaishnavism.

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