The Kerala Pilgrimage Destinations are an excellent illustration of secular co-existence and religious harmony. There are several pilgrimage destinations all over Kerala, India that cater to the spiritual needs of
people belonging to different faiths be it Hindus, Muslims, Christians
or any other faith.
Pilgrims come all over India for pilgrimage
tours to the several pilgrimage destinations located in Kerala, South
Some of the popular pilgrimage destinations in Kerala,
South India are the Attukal Bhagavathy temple (Trivandrum) that is
referred to as the Sabarimala of women, Guruvayoor temple (Trichur) is
known as the Kasi of South India. Go on pilgrimage tours to the
Chettikulangara temple in Alappuzha, Sree Krishna temple, Mannarasala
temple at Harippad, various temples devoted to Lord Subramania.
these temples there are a number of mosques and churches located in
different parts of Kerala, South India.
- Guruvayoor Temple
Dedicated to the deity
Lord Guruvayurappan, the temple at Guruvayur is one of the most
important pilgrimage destinations in Kerala, South India. Come and
experience a special form of happiness as you get a darshan of Lord
Guruvayurappan or Lord Krishna at the temple at Guruvayur, Kerala,
The Guruvayur Temple is said to be the second
Dwarka and according to a very popular local legend when the real
Dwarka got submerged under the sea, a devotee of Lord Krishna saved
this idol from drowning and this idol of Lord Krishna was
established at the Guruvayur temple. Another legend propagates the
fact that the idol of Lord Guruvayurappan mirrors the form in which
the deity appeared to the mortal parents of Lord Krishna just before
he took birth.
Locals believe that Lord Brahma prayed at
the Guruvayur Temple and the tradition of serpent worship is very
rampant here. The popular festivals that are celebrated at the
Guruvayur Temple are Astami Rohini, Chembai music festival, Ekadsi
- Ananthapura Lake Temple
Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kerala. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this
only Lake Temple in the God's Own Country is the original Seat Of
Anathapadmanabha Swami. Devotees from far flung areas travel to
Ananthapura Lake Temple to get a darshan of Lord Vishnu.
5 km away from Kumbla in Kasargode District, the doors of the lake
temple are open for visitors or devotees. The temple houses a
beautiful image of Shree Padmanabha (Lord Vishnu) seated on
Adisesha, the serpent god. An ancient shrine is engulfed by a
chuttambalam and its walls have beautiful mural.
temple is situated in the heart of the Ananthapura Lake in a
tranquil ambience. Perched on a rocky hill, one can have a panoramic
view of the luscious surrounding. It is believed that a lone
crocodile inhabits the lake. So be a little more careful while
traveling to the lake temple. It is a venue of Thapotsavam, an
annual one-day festival. This festival is held in the month of
Sabarimala or Mount Sabari is
located at a height of 3,000 meters above the sea level and is a
special Hindu pilgrimage dedicated to Lord Ayyappan. Pilgrimage
tours with Kerala Travel Tourism to Sabarimala will open up a
peaceful and tranquil haven nestled in the green Sahayadri hills in
Kerala, South India.
Kerala Travel Trips takes you to
Sabarimala where the presiding deity is Lord Ayyappan, who according
to religious texts and legend meditates atop the Sabari hill with
his two wives for the benefit of humanity. Sabarimala pilgrimage
tours consist of long hill treks with beads of rudraksha dangling on
your neck. You feel a sense of positivity and spiritual upliftment
envelop you as you trek closer to the abode of Lord Ayyappan. In
fact Sabarimala pilgrimage tours is considered as tours to heaven.
All pilgrims, irrespective of social status, creed or caste are
welcome at the yogic abode of Lord Ayyappan.
Women over the
age of 50, men and girls below the age of 10 are allowed to go on
Sabarimala pilgrimage tours. Young girls are not allowed to enter
the temple as it is believed that the Lord sits in a meditative and
pure state on Mount Sabari. Devotees undertake a 41-day rigorous
fast to prepare themselves for Sabarimala pilgrimages. Most devotees
carry ghee in coconut shells as offering to the lord.
- Kannavam Siva Temple
Pilgrimage Destinations, the Kannavam Siva Temple is located close
to Thalasserry. While heading towards Mananthavadi, Kannur District,
halt at the Kannavam Siva Temple that attracts not only numerous
devotees but also a large number of art lovers across the globe. On
an area of 700 sq ft, you will see about 150 murals on the walls of
the sanctum sanctorum. This sanctity place is not only a place of
worship but also a monument of great artistic splendor.
Siva Temple in Kerala was built in between 13th to 14th century.
Have a look at the murals depicting the scenes from myths related to
Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. You will also see the scenes of Ravana
Vadham and Rukmani Swayamvaram. Marvel at its brilliant
craftsmanship and devotion. The very sight of the temple conjures
the feelings of devotion and brings you close to the divine.
the spiritualism and religious contentment with devotion and peace
as you travel to Kannavam Siva Temple in Kerala. The beautiful
murals showcase the excellent craftsmanship of the past. You will
notice that these murals have been drawn only with natural pigments.
While traveling in Kerala you will see murals drawn with
saffron-yellow, saffron-red, white, red, yellow, black, green,
golden yellow and blue.
- Amritanandamayi Ashram
Ashram located in Amrithapuri near Vallikavu is one of the most
frequented pilgrimage destinations in Kerala, South India.
Conveniently located the Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram is well
connected by road and boat to the important Kerala towns and cities.
Popularly referred to as the Mata Amritanandamayi Math by
devotees, this ashram in Amrithapuri has a beautiful temple and
arranges for more than seven hundred devotees to stay at a time.
The main deity that is worshipped at the temple located at
the Amritanandamayi Ashram is the Goddess Kali. The main reason why
this deity is given special preference while meditating at the
Amritanandamayi Ashram is because it is believed that Goddess Kali
helps us to get rid of our egos, that is perhaps the greatest
impediment to eternal peace and happiness.
choose to stay at the Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram follow a rigorous
routine that is a part of the Ashram's way of life. The stunning
locales and peaceful environment in combination with regular
meditation works wonders for tired souls.
Travel to the
serene Amritanandamayi Ashram in Amrithapuri in Kerala, South India
with Kerala Travel Destinations and have a unique rejuvenating
experience. The perfect way to travel to Amritanandamayi Ashram is
to board a train to Kayamkulam and then hire a ferry that takes you
along the Vallickavu backwaters till you reach the Amrithapuri
Ashram. Though nowadays most pilgrims prefer to board a flight to
Thiruvananthapuram and then hire a taxi to Vallikavu.
- Lokanarkavu Temple
The Lokanarkavu Temple
in Kerala is devoted to Goddess Durga, Lord Vishnu and Shiva. It is
located 5 km away from Vadakara. There are three rock-cut caves
located close to the Lokanarkavu Temple in Kerala that showcases an
exquisite array of carvings and murals. This fascinating piece of
art has alludes a large number of visitors.
An image of the
presiding deity, Goddess Durga, is placed adjacent to the shrines
dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The main temple is believed
to be over 1500 years old. Locally known as Pooram, the Lokanarkavu
Festival is an annual festival held between March and April.
you take a tour to Lokanarkavu Temple Kerala, you will see
fascinating murals and carvings, which will add a new dimension to
your tour to Kerala Pilgrimage Destinations. Thacholi Othenan, the
fabled martial hero of the God's Own Country, used to visit this
temple everyday to offer prayers.
Travel to Lokanarkavu
Temple in Kerala, South India with Kerala Travel Tourism and feel
the religious contentment with serenity. While you travel to
Lokanarkavu Temple in Kerala that resounds with the beautiful hymns
sung with a great devotion. Marvel at the aesthetic and stunning
sculpture and murals of the temple.
- Madavoorpara Cave Temple
referred as God's Own Country, Kerala is a beautiful land dotted
with numerous ancient rock-cut cave temples. Among these rock-cut
cave temples Madavoorpara Cave Temple attracts a large number of
devotees. It will take just few kms in the suburbs of Trivandrum
from Sreekariyam to reach the Madavoorpara Cave Temple.
scenic drive to the Madavoorpara Cave Temple in Kerala is worth
taking on your tour to Kerala pilgrimage destinations with Kerala
Travel Tourism. For an escape from the hustle bustle of regular
grind to nature's lap travel to Madavoorpara Cave Temple in Kerala.
From lush paddy fields to plantain groves, you will travel through
the valley of tranquility and greenery to reach the sanctified
The sanctum sanctorum resides a Sivalinga
guarded by the two sculptures of guards on either side of the
entryway. Idols of lord Ganesha and Murugan are also placed on two
sides. The ornamental door at the entrance has been added recently.
Devotees from far-flung areas visit this cave temple to offer
According to the myth, the Madavoorpara Cave
Temple is believed to be constructed by a Buddhist monk. The
antiquity of the temple lends a magnetic charm to the region. The
temple is under the observance of the State Archeology Department.
Malayattoor Church, a
Christian pilgrim centre situated 52 kms from Kochi beside the
Periyar River at the top of a hill. The pilgrims can reach the place
only by foot. This church which was established in AD 900 is
believed to have been blessed by St.Thomas, one of the Apostles of
Thiruvananthapuram, a prominent peak of the Western Ghats, is a
pilgrim centre of the Hindus. This place is also noted for its
abundant Ayurvedic herbs.
This famous Hindu pilgrim centre
is situated at 48 kms north of Thiruvananthapuram. It is noted for
its mineral springs.
- Sivagiri and Aruvippuram
Thiruvananthapuram district is famous through the consecration of
the 'Siva Idol' by Sree Narayana Guru. Sivagiri is a major pilgrim
centre that attracts not only the local tourists but also travellers
Ochira: A unique pilgrim centre in Kollam
district known for its Advaita Philosphy. Here there is no temple or
idol for the presiding deity the Parabrahma. The ritual
performance Ochirakali, which is usually held in June
gathers a huge crowd.
- Maramon Convention
Every year in the month
of February, banks of river Pamba plays host to a famous religious
convention of Christians for 7 days. This convention is addressed by
the speakers of international repute and attended by people from
various other communities.
- Cherukolpuzha Convention
The famous Hindu
religious convention held on the banks of river Pamba. It is
attended by a large number of people and addressed by prominent
religious scholars and cultural personalities.
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