Explore 5 Famous Temples in Kerala

Rich heritage, culture and incredible hospitality and food will inspire you to visit Kerala. Moreover, the devotion of the people is also a key feature of God’s own country. One of the main reasons is the presence of a number of temples in Kerala. The architectural brilliance of these holy places is mesmerizing. Additionally, the positive vibes of such places can purify your mind, body and soul.

If you plan a temple tour in Kerala, you will witness tremendous architectural magnificence. The structural style of Kerala temples is an amazing amalgamation of native old Dravidian style and foreign inspiration. You can observe the Pacific Rim style as well as the Asia Pacific pattern. Guruvayoor, Trivandrum, Vaikom, Kanyakumari, Alappuzha and Cochin complete your temple trip in Kerala. 

Let’s check out some of the popular temples in Kerala and take a virtual tour.

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Sri Ananta Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram; temples in Kerala
Sri Ananta Padmanābhasvāmi Temple: Image by Shishirdasika (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Nestled in Thiruvananthapuram, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the most prominent temples in Kerala. Lord Vishnu is the presiding deity of this renowned place of worship.

You should definitely visit this 8th century temple to witness the awe-inspiring Dravidian architecture style. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is undoubtedly among the most ancient Indian temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

The spell-binding stone sculptures and amazing structures inspire many tourists to visit this architectural marvel. A large number of pilgrims frequent this temple during the Alpashy festival. Your Kerala diary would remain incomplete without visiting Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. You must follow the proper dress code before entering this temple.

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Kerala
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple: Image by Raji.srinivas (CC BY-SA 3.0)

A nearby popular temple in Thiruvananthapuram is Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. The presiding deity of this famous pilgrimage is Goddess Kannaki. Many women participate in the famous Attukal Pongala Festival.

Participation is not only from Kerala but also from different areas of the country. Women devotees cook pongala for Goddess Kannaki. Do visit Attukal Bhagavathy Temple and seek blessings from the Supreme Mother.

Udiyanoor Devi Temple

When in Thiruvananthapuram, don’t forget to visit Udiyanoor Devi Temple. A number of deities are worshipped in this pilgrimage.

This is the sole north-facing temple in this part of the country. The temple also organizes some great festivals such as Pongala Mahostsav and Thrikkodiyettu. Moreover, this holy place is also among the most age-old temples in Kerala.

Tali Temple

Will you be visiting Kozhikode on your Kerala trip? Then don’t forget to discover Kaduthuruthi Mahadeva Thali Temple. Local people call it Tali Temple.

Tali Temple sits atop a hill nestled in the central location of Kozhikode. The enchanting Karamana River is adjacent to the temple. If you’re seeking peace, you should visit Tali Temple.

Dating back to the 14th century, the presiding deity of this popular pilgrimage is Lord Shiva. The architectural work is also outstanding here. You’ll witness awe-inspiring brass carvings and mesmerizing statues.

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Sivagiri Temple

This popular pilgrimage of Kerala is located in the unquestionably awe-inspiring Varkala city. Certainly do include this place on your Kerala itinerary. Sivagiri Mutt welcomes devotees from various parts of the country and even from abroad.

Sited on a lofty plateau, Sivagiri Temple is surrounded by enchanting greenery. Spanning 200 acres, Sivagiri Mutt is certainly an architectural marvel. The picturesque white terraces are literally mesmerizing. A large number of people frequent this temple during the popular annual Sivagiri Pilgrimage.

Other popular temples in Kerala include Chottanikara Devi Temple and Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple.

I certainly hope you are now convinced to start planning for a memorable Kerala temple tour. You’ll surely have some unforgettable moments with your family and friends during your stay. Get ready to have an amazing, blissful experience.

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