Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Famous temples in Kerela are filled with green landscapes, serene backwaters, rich cultural heritage, and temples that have attracted devotees and tourists alike for centuries. In this blog post, we will embark divine charm of the famous temples in Kerala.

God’s Own Country often refers to Kerala, but what makes this state unique?

It’s because most of the famous temples in Kerala, besides having a spiritual heritage, also provide an opportunity for introspection and inner peace. These temples can immense anyone in the divine energy, awe-inspiring architecture, and rich traditions that make these temples and this state so unique.

The 5 most famous temples in Kerela

Temple NameLocation of templeDeity/Deities
Guruvayur Sri Krishna TempleGuruvayurLord Krishna
Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa TempleSabarimalaLord Ayyappa
Padmanabhaswamy TempleThiruvananthapuramLord Vishnu
Chottanikkara Bhagavathy TempleChottanikkara, near KochiGoddess Bhagavathy
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Templenear KottayamLord Shiva

This table is just a brief overview, and no rankings are given to any temples. There are many other temples worth visiting in Kerela.

Unveiling the Timeless Charm of Famous Temples in Kerala

Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple

This temple is situated in the Thrissur District of Guruvayur. Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is fondly called the”Dwarka of the South.” as it is dedicated to Lord Krishna, in his infant form known as “Balagopalan.”  Well, the reason behind naming it “Dwarka of the South.” is that the special stone  “Patala Anjanam” out of which the idol of lord Krishna is made is supposed to be bought from Dwaraka by Guru Brihaspati and Vayu Deva.

On the premises of this temple, there lies a tank where Lord Shiva worshipped Lord Vishnu But do you know why this temple is different from others?

Besides having spiritual significance, Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple also works as a charitable institution and it has hospitals, educational institutions, and feeding programs.

Timings: 3 AM TO 1:30 PM{Morning}

4:30 PM To 9:30 PM {Evenning}

Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple

Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple

Situated in Sabarimala, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala is one of the most visited temples in the state of Kerela. According to the data, it was estimated that 50 million devotees visit here annually and the pilgrims wear blue or black dresses and put Chandan on their foreheads. You must go on to visit this temple because it is not only going to be merely a physical journey but a transformative spiritual experience. You can witness the serene atmosphere of this temple and, the chants of “Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa,”

Timings: 3 AM To 11:40 PM (1 pm to 3 pm closed)

NOTE: This temple does not allow women of menstruating age.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Dedicated to Lord Padmanabhaswamy, a form of Lord Vishnu this temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram. It is counted as one of the most ancient and richest temples. This temple is well known for its religious significance and it is believed that it has a lot of treasures hidden within its vaults.

The architecture of this temple is in Dravidian style and its carvings and sculptures depict various mythological tales and deities. Moreover, there is a specific dress code for the pilgrims. This temple gained a lot of popularity in 2011 when 5 vaults of the temple were opened revealing gold ornaments, precious stones, and artifacts worth billions of dollars making the wealthiest religious institution globally.

Timings: 3:30 AM To 12 PM in the morning and 5 PM to 8:30 PM in the evening.

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple

This temple is situated in Chottanikkara village near Kochi, Ernakulam District, Kerala. Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple also has shrines of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganapathi, and other deities. This temple has attracted many followers and history enthusiasts from far and wide as they get an opportunity to connect with the divine feminine energy.

This temple is also involved in many charitable activities because the temple believes in serving the community and carrying on the teachings of compassion and service.

Timings: 4 AM To 12 PM in the morning and 4 PM to 8 PM in the afternoon

Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple

This temple lies in the Ettumanoor, Kottayam District of Kerala and it has a history that back over 400 years as it’s mention is discussed in ancient scriptures and historical records. It is one of the finest illustrations of traditional Kerala-style architecture.

This temple is an idle place for a history enthusiast as each carving and painting of this temple illustrates the rich artistic heritage of Kerala. This temple also organizes many cultural and spiritual events throughout the year.

Timmings: 4 AM To 8:30 PM

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