Major pilgrimages in God's Own Country, Kerala

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Located inside the East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the State of Kerala in India is the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture.The history of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple dates back to 8th century. It is one of the 108 sacred Vishnu temples or Divya Desams in India.

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

The Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, one of the ancient temples of South India, is popularly described as Sabarimala of the Women, as women form the major portion of devotees. The Goddess in the temple of Attukal is worshipped as the Supreme Mother, creator of all living beings and the mighty preserver as well as destroyer of them all.'Ponkala' is the most important festival of Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. The offering of Ponkala is a very special temple practice in the southern part of Kerala. The ten-day- long celebration commences in the Malayalam month of Makaram-Kumbham (Feb - March)on the Karthika star. Ponkala ceremony is on the auspicious day of Pooram star which coincides with full moon.

Mullakkal Bhagavathi Temple

Mullakkal Rajeswari temple is one of the significant temples in Alappuzha city located in the centre of Alappuzha city. This temple is devoted to Goddess Rajeswari who is believed to be mother of Alappuzha. It was constructed in the traditional Kerala style of Architecture. The major speciality of this temple is the main roofs of the temple kept opened which is specially designed for Vana Devi. The chief deity Goddess Rajeswari is placed in sitting position. Other gods seen in this temple are Ayyappa, Navagraha, hanuman, Krishna with flute and Subramanya and Lord Siva Lingam is located under the tree.
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