Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
Mannarasala P.O, Haripad, Kerala 690514, India
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About Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Nestled in a forest glade, the temple is a center of pilgrimage for the devotees of serpent gods. Couples seeking fertility come to worship here, and upon the birth of their child come to hold thanksgiving ceremonies.
Attractions Near Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Kuttanad is a region that is well known for its vast paddy fields. The region has the lowest altitude in India and is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried on around 1.2 to 3.0 meters (4 to 10 ft) below sea level. It is a major rice producer of Kerala state.
A massive church on the banks of river Pamba, built in medieval European Architecture.
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple is a Hindu Temple believed to be built around the 15th-17th century in the typical Kerala Architectural Style. The idol at the temple is of Parthasarathy with a whip in the right hand and a sacred conch in the left. Parthasarathy is a form of Lord Krishna as the charioteer of Arjuna during the Kurukshetra war mentioned in the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata.
18th century palace standing as a prime example of traditional Kerala Architecture.
An ancient temple and a Hindu pilgrimage site. The temple is home to Oachirakkali- a famous ritual performed here during June wherein traditional martial arts experts conduct mock-fighting in muddy water. The temple also hosts the festival of cattle, 28 days after Onam- the harvest festival of Kerala. The festival of cattle consists of gigantic idols of bull made of cloth & hay which are then pulled on giant wheels to the Oachira Temple from the sites where they are made.
Built in 1862, Alleppey Lighthouse(Alappuzha Lighthouse) is the first of its kind on the Arabian coast of Kerala. Alappuzha, where the lighthouse stands was one of the busiest ports and centers of Kerala during the 17th and 18th centuries.