Famous Temples to visit during Sabarimala Pilgrimage

List of Temples to Visit during Sabarimala Pilgrimage. Devottees visit the Sabarimala Dharma Sastha Temple during the 41 days Sabarimala Pilgrimage make it a point to visit many popular temples in Kerala during this season.   

List of Temples to Visit during Sabarimala Pilgrimage

Below are three important temples a devotee can visit on their Sabarimala pilgrimage in Kerala.

Viswanatha Swamy Temple Palakkad 

Sri Visalakshi Sametha Sri Viswanathaswamy temple or Kasi Viswanathaswamy Temple or Kundukovil is a famous Hindu temple located at Kalpathi in Palakkad, Kerala, India. This is the site of the annual Kalpathi Ratholsavam. Kalpathi Ratholsavam is the most famous temple festivals of Kerala. The presiding deities worshiped here is Lord Siva and Parvathi Devi. The temple is surrounded by four Tamil Brahmin agraharams.

The temple is situated at the bottom of eighteen steps leading from the eastern Gopuram. The idols of Viswanathaswamy (Lord Shiva) and Visalakshi Devi (Devi Parvathy) are attached to the pedestals by Ashtabandhanam. Viswanathaswamy idol is depicted as a Bana Lingam. This is the only temple in Kerala with Golden Hall for Lord Shiva.

The Aipasi car festival in October-November in Kalpathi is very famous and is celebrated in a very grand manner.  This festival draws huge crowd even from the border areas of Tamilnadu. Navagrahas with their consorts are also present here. The temple is open from 5:30 am to 10:00 am and from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The temple is well-connected by means of road, rail and air.

Address: Chathapuram, Kalpathy, Palakkad, Kerala 678003, India

Viswanatha Swamy Temple Palakkad

Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthambha Mandapam

Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam is situated at Kalady near River Periyar in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. This is an eight-storeyed memorial. This was constructed by Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt. From the top of the building visitors can see the eight-sided statue of Adi Sankara. This huge monument is frequently visited by travellers and devotees. This is the birthplace of Adi Shankara and also a popular destination for pilgrims. 

Three Ancient ghats are also present here named Kalady Kadavu, where Sankara first performed Aaraattu; Crocodile Ghat, where Sree Sankara's life turned to Sanyasam; and Ghat of the Post-Funeral Rites of Mother Aryadevi, where Sree Sankara Acharya performed the Apara Kriyas. 

The main festival celebrated here is Sankara Jayanti. This festival is celebrated for five days in April - May every year. Navaratri is celebrated for nine days during September - October in a great manner. This place is well-connected by means of road, rail and air.

Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthambha Mandapam

Kumaranalloor Temple, Kottayam

Kumaranalloor Devi temple is a Hindu temple located at Kumaranalloor in Kottayam, Kerala, India. The Primary deity worshipped here is Goddess Kathyayani. Here this deity is worshipped in five different forms as Saraswati, Lakshmi, Parvathi, Durga and Vana Durga.

The important festival celebrated here is the 10-day long Thrikkarthika Utsavam in the month of November - December. On the Karthika day it is usual to make a nivedyam in the precincts of the Udayanapuram and Thrissur Vadakkunnatha temples. During Karthika, the puja is performed over the walls of these temples.

Murals in Kumaranalloor temple are very much precious and rare. Natural colours and medicinal plants were used to colour the walls of the Sreekovil. Devotees consider this temple equivalent to Madhura Meenakshi Temple.This temple is considered as one of the most important Devi temples among the 108 Devi temples in Kerala. The temple is well-connected by means of road, rail and air.

Address: Kumaranalloor, Kottayam, Kerala 686016, India

Kumaranalloor Temple


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