Kerala, popularly known as the god’s own country is not only a home to heartwarming and ever welcoming people but it also shares a home with numerous temples that make this place a holy abode. Temples in Kerala are truly iconic and hold spiritual relevance, masterpieces of great architectural beauty; they are the true symbols of divinity. The ancient temples of Kerala, made with stones, bricks, mud and wood reflect an old world charm, the grace and beauty they embody is worth witnessing. Temples in Kerala are scattered in every nook and corner, made in the Dravidian architectural style, the excellent art work that they embody is worth the praise.
Ambalapuzha Temple, also known as the Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, is famous for its traditional Kerala style temple architecture; it offers its devotees with milk porridge called Paal paayasam which is exceptionally sweet.
This temple dedicated to lord Krishna has numerous legends related to it which makes this temple a lot more alluring, one of the most appealing features of this temple is the sanctum sanctorum of the temple that has a statue of Lord Krishna which is carved out of black granite stone. This temple is truly a masterpiece in itself which is worth making a visit.
Guruvayoor Temple, also known as the Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu; it is known to be the five most revered Vishnu-Krishna temples in India.
This temple well known for its master craftsmanship is known to have numerous alluring features and one of them is the sculpture of the main deity carved out of rare material called Pathanlanjana Sila. This temple is also popularly known as ‘’ Dwarka of the South’’ and Lord Krishna here is worshipped by different names. Guruvayoor also has legends of its own that are worth proclaiming, a strict dress code has to be followed here by all the devotees, and this temple is a true symbol of spirituality.
Mannarsala Snake Temple
As a pilgrimage center for the snake charmers and the devotees of serpent god Nagaraja, Mannarsala Snake Temple is an ancient renowned temple nestled in a forest glade in the Alleppey. This temple has more than 30,000 images of all varieties of highly poisonous and non poisonous snakes that are found on earth, several of them being the mythical snakes. This temple has lot of spiritual relevance attached to it like the women seeking children come to this temple for blessings of Nagaraja and once they bear a child they come back to this temple to offer thanks by donating snake images to this temple. Medicines are available in this temple for snake bites and skin ailments, this temple with its own legends attached is an interesting place to visit.