Pious Kerala For Family Holiday Makersby Anisha Sharma Marketing manager
Also known as God’s own country, Kerala have numerous temples, churches, mosques other than geographical landscape which interests tourists from other native and foreign travelers to visit here once in a lifetime. Ancient, Ancestral – Kerala is the land of piousness where you can live and relish the gone era which was full of mythological characters, tales and heroic action of our beloved gods and goddesses. Rich legacy and heritage of our ancestors have left us with this spellbound gift on earth which keeps us connected from our roots. While you are booking holiday packages to Kerala, it holds some of the most beautiful ones, which are listed here -
Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram –
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this is located inside fort which is magnificent and might at the same time. This is one of the holiest temples in the state which have one of the mightiest deity in the form of Padmanabhaswamy. The god here lies in Anananthasayanam posture which makes it one of its own kind in the Nation.
Ambalapuzha Temple, Alappuzha
Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this is the ancient Sree Krishna Temple which is situated 8 miles in south of the city. It is famous for the milk porridge, 'Palpayasam' served here throughout the nation. Close to the temple lies an image of the Buddha at Karumadi, dated back to the time when Buddhism flourished here. Once in a decade, 'Pallipana' is performed by 'Velans' (sorcerers) which is considered as sacred by the locales.
Chottanikkara temple, Ernakulam
Dedicated to Bhagawati - the mother Goddess is considered as the most sacred deities in Kerala. Closely lays Poornatrayesa temple at Tripunittura, which is equally sacred and pious. This goddess is worshipped along with Lord Vishnu and together they are known as Lakshminarayana. For the believers, People who are mentally ill seek refuge here where all the devotees get cured. Goddess Rajarajeswari is worshipped in three different forms - as Saraswati, Bhadrakali and Durga in the morning, noon and evening respectively
This is also dedicated to Sree Krishna Temple and is considered as the most sacred pilgrimage of Kerala. Covered and inlaid with exquisite mural paintings and carvings, this is one of the best temple exquisitely drawn and structured. This place has hosted maximum number of marriages and rice feeding ceremonies (the ritual first meal for infants). This place also hold importance in history as it is the hub of the 'Guruvayoor Sathyagraha’, which meant temple entry rights for the lower castes. As far as the locales believe, this place is built and created by 'Guru', the 'preceptor of the gods' and god of winds.
Vishwanatha Swamy, Palakkad
It is the oldest Shiva temple which is situated at almost 3 kms from Palakkad. The festival organized here every year includes three magnificent chariots, decorated with flowers and flags sanctioned by the presence of the lord. The Chariot Festival here lasts for seven days. On the last three days, the temple chariots are drawn through the roads by thousands of followers which is considered ceremonious by the locales.
The procession includes many and the unlimited who tries to reach out to the privileged ones who are drawing the chariot.
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