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Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religions,The architecture of Hindu temples has evolved ever since resulting in a great variety of styles. They are usually dedicated to one primary Hindu deity and feature a murti (sacred image) of the deity. Although it is not mandatory for a Hindu to visit a Hindu temple regularly, they play a vital role in Hindu society and culture.

Pisharikavu temple is a centuries-old temple located at Kozhikode. Dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, this shrine is around 30 kilometers away from Kozhikode city. It has two sreekovils out of which one is devoted to Goddess Bhagavathy and the other is to Lord Shiva. The temple architecture is very beautiful with exquisite wood carvings. Pilgrims also appreciate its...
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The Pancha Pandavas Temples in Kerala Pancha Pandavas Temples; Legends from the Mahabharata are an intricate part of the cultural web of India, that transcends regional and linguistic affiliations. The southern state of Kerala is an outstanding illustration of this fact. While the historic sites of Indraprasta, Hastinapura and Kurukshetra are believed to be in what is now Uttar Pradesh...
Thirichittattu Temple Chengannur-Atmanirvana
Mystical Facts of Thiruchittattu Temple The Mahavishnu Temple at Thiruchittattu , Chengannur is one of the five Vishnu temples associated with the five Pandava Brothers. Built by the eldest brother, Yudhisthira, it is also the first temple devotees should visit when on parikrama to the five Pandava Temples. The earliest references to this temple appear in the poems and...
Mridanga Saileswari Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in Muzhakunnu, Kannur district, Kerala, India. It is one among the 108 Durga temples of ancient Kerala, believed to have been installed by Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. The main deity, Mridanga Saileswari, is a four-armed Durga holding conch and discus in the two hands pointed upwards, blessing her devotees with the front right hand and placing her front left hand...
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple Atma Nirvana
Mystical Facts of Mannarasala Temple Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is a very ancient and internationally known centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of serpent gods (Nagaraja). The famous Nagaraja temple 'Mannarasala' is nestled in a forest glade, like most snake temples. The Mannarasala Temple has over 30,000 images of snakes along the paths and among the trees, and is the...
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Facts about Chettikulangara Devi Temple Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi temple is one of the most renowned Hindu temples in Kerala. One important aspect of the Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi temple is that the deity appears as Maha Saraswathi in the morning, as Maha Lakshmi at noon and Sri Durga or Bhadrakali in the evening. The temple has 13 'Karas', or territories. The temple...
Trichambaram Temple is a Krishna temple located at Taliparamba in the Kannur district of Kerala, South India. The temple is believed to have got the name from Thiru Shambara or the holy Shambara in reverence to Maharishi Shambara who is supposed to have meditated here. The main deity of the temple is Shree Krishna after "Kamsavadham", sitting in Raudra posture (ferocious posture). This temple is considered equal in status...
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, Pathanamthitta The Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple is one of the 'Divya Desams', the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars located near Aranmula, a village in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, South India. Constructed in the Kerala style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the...
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Mystical Facts of Thirupuliyur Pancha Pandava Mahavishnu Temple. Thirupuliyur Mahavishnu Temple is one among the five temples of Vishnu established by the Pandava brothers.This one designed by Bhima. Just like the other four, Thiruppuliyoor is one in the 108 Divya Desams. Here, Bhima put in and worshiped the presiding Diety, Maayapiraan (Maha Vishnu). gatha Bhima (gada), or mace weapon conjointly resides...
Thiruvanvandoor Temple-Atmanirvana
Mystical Facts of Thiruvanvandoor Krishna Temple The Thiruvanvandoor Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu and located in Thiruvanvandoor, Alappuzha District. Constructed in the Kerala style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Krishna,...