Kerala has a fairly rich mythological heritage and there are temples of several gods and goddesses almost throughout the state. All these temples are not only significant from their religios importance but are also great architectural set ups. Some are huge and richly decorated while others are small with simple decor, but invarianbly all speak volumes about the highly religious temperament of the people.
Chottanikkara temple, located near Ernakulam enshrines Bhagawati - the
mother Goddess, is one of the most popular deities in Kerala.
Guruvayoor, where the famous Sree Krishna Temple is situated, is one of
the most sacred and important pilgrim centers of kerala. This is
probably the only temple in the state that hosts the maximum number of
marriages and rice feeding ceremonies (the ritual first meal for
This holy shrine, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa is a renowned pilgrim
centre atop the rugged hills of the Western Ghats. The sanctum sanctorum
nestles 914 m above sea level, amidst the virgin forest wilderness of
the Western Ghats.
Vadukkumnnatha is a prominent Shiva temple, in downtown Thrissur,
Kerala. This is one of Kerala's most ancient shrines, which also houses
a museum of ancient wall paintings, wood carvings and art pieces of
immense historical value.
Information on Indian temple tourism covering kerala temples - the most famous temples of south India.