The temple tour in the “God’s Own Country” of Kerala is a part of divine tour where thousands of devotees visited every year to numerous temples of south India. All these temples of Kerala are dedicated to various Gods and Goddesses which are subject of attractions not only from the religious point of view but also from its marvelous architectural point of view. Most of the traditional temples are made up of wood, brick and laterite stone with the main sanctum hosting the deities “Sreekovil” invariably a single storied building of a circular or square plan.
Major Temples of Kerala
Kerala temples guide is the storehouse of information that provides all the necessary information of all those historical temples which are regarded as the sacred and important pilgrim centres of Kerala. Some of major temples of Kerala guide are Aaranmula dates back to the time of Mahabharata which is dedicated to Parthasarathi or Lord Krishna also famous for water sports involving snake boat races, and Varkala beach; Ambalapuzha Temple which is famous for the milk porridge with the prime attractions of Alappuzha Beach and Kuttanad – a water-logged land; Ananthapadmanabhaswamy Temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture with the prime attractions of Aaranmula boat race; Ananthapura Lake Temple with the prime attractions of Anandasram and the unique Valiyaparamba Backwater stretch; Chottanikkara Temple is famous for Kerala style of architecture with the prime attractions of Pookot Lake, and Thali Temple; Ettumanoor Temple is an ancient Shiva temple which is famous for its majestic structure with the prime attractions of Pookot Lake and Thali Temple; Guruvayoor Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage centres of Kerala; Kalpathy Temple is famous for the annual chariot festival; Koodalmanikyam Temple is the only temple in India dedicated to Bharatha, who, according to mythology, was the brother of Lord Rama etc. Some other temples of Kerala Guide are Kulathupuzha Temple, Lokanarkavu Temple, Mangla Devi Temple, Mannarshala Temple, Oachira Temple, Pundareekapuram Temple, Sivagiri Temple, Thirunavaya Temple, Thirunelli Temple, Thiruvalla Temple, Thriprayar Temple, Vadakkumnathan Temple, Vaikom Temple, and Valliyoorkkavu Temple etc.