Temples in Kerala- Explore architectural marvels

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Kerela is renowned for its world popular temples. There are a number of temples in Kerala like Sabrimala temple, Ambalapuzha Temple, Ananthavalleeswaram Temple, Guruvayoor Temple, Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Vadakkumnathan Temple, Sri Krishnaswamy Temple and lots more. All such spectacular sacred places are prominent for their stunning architecture. The temple architecture is different & unique from other regions in India. The roofs of these divine places are pointed and steep which are covered with copper sheets. Moreover, at these sacred places, you can celebrate an abundant of colorful festivals that are held all year round. During the festivals, numerous devotees come here in a huge number and whole heartedly participate in temple festivals with lots of joy and pomp. If you want to know more about marvelous and well decorated shrines of this state then you should read below.

Ambalapuzha Temple

Located 8 miles south of Alappuzha in Kerala, Ambalapuzha Temple is a Hindu temple which is devoted to Hindu Lord Krishna. It is supposed to have been built in the year AD 790 by Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran. Payasam (sweet pudding made of rice and milk) is served here round the year which has an interesting mythological myth behind it. Once in 12 years on the premises of this holy place, Velans or local "sorcerers" perform the legendary Pallipana dance. Besides, the festival here is held yearly in the Malayalam month of Meenam ( March & April). It is a 10 days long festival and grant feast for the devotees is organized in the temple hall. The timing of this shrine is from 3:00 am to 12:30 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Guruvayoor Temple

Guruvayoor Temple is situated in Guruvayur town of Thrissur district in Kerala. This shrine is dedicated to Hindu Lord Krishna who is also popular as Guruvayurappan. As per legends, this sacred place is 5,000 years old. At this divine place, you will be able to view numerous paintings, monuments, statues, sculptures and a standing image of Lord Krishna which has four hands holding mace, discus, conch, and lotus. The icon has been carved with special stone known as Patala Anjana. After viewing these attractions, the architectural design of this holy place will arrest your attention a lot.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. This divine place is consecrated to Lord Vishnu who is also known with different names like Krishna, Gopala, Baby Krishna and many more. This holy place is built in the Dravidian style of architecture. Any devotee can find a number of allures here like 365 corridors, holy tank (Padma Theertham), one-quarter sculptured granite-stone pillars, 100-foot seven tier gopurams made in the Pandyan style and many more. Moreover, here Lord Vishnu is enshrined in its sanctum sanctorum in the form of Anantha-Sayanam or the eternal sleep posture on Anantha serpent.

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This article was published on 2012/03/19