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Kumaranallur Devi Temple, Kottayam, Kerala

One of the most prominent Devi (Goddess) temples in Kerala, the Kumaranalloor Devi Temple is believed to be more than 2400 years old. It is also one of the 108 Durga Temples consecrated by...

Thrikkarthika celebrations in Kerala

Karthika that falls in the Malayalam month of Vrischikam is an extremely auspicious day for Hindus in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. In most parts of South India, this occasion is celebrated as Thrikkarthika. Thrikkarthika...

Chakkulathukavu Pongala 2016

Chakkulathukavu Sree Bhagavathi Temple is the abode of the benevolent Goddess Chakkulathamma. Millions pray for her blessings at her shrine at Chakkulathukavu. The benevolent look of the Goddess makes her devotees fearless. By chanting...

Major Tourist Attractions in Mysore

Mysore was once the capital of the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is about 140 kms from Bangalore, the present capital. The Palace City of Mysore is one of the most visited cities in...

Serpent worship in Kerala

Serpent worship is common among Hindus. It is particularly common among the Hindus of Kerala. According to legends, it was Parashurama (Rama with an axe – the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu) who started...

Top 8 beaches in Kerala

Few places on earth are as beautiful as Kerala. Sandwiched between the Arabian Sea on the west and Western Ghats on the east, this South Indian state is blessed with incredible scenery. When you...

Top 11 tourist places in Shimla

Snow clad mountains, lush deodar forests and stunning waterfalls – Shimla has got everything to enthrall your senses. Its timeless beauty has enchanted many a visitor and earned it a prominent place on the...

Top 6 Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu was the seat of some of the oldest civilizations in the world. They left behind magnificent temples, majestic monuments and formidable forts. Tamil Nadu also boasts of some of the finest hill...

Pathira Kunnathu Mana

Serpent worship is common among Hindus. It is particularly common among the Hindus of Kerala. The state has several temples dedicated to the worship of serpents (nagas). The most famous among these are the...

Cherpulassery Ayyappan Kavu

Cherpulassery Ayyappan Kavu is the most famous Ayyppan temple in the Malabar region (the districts Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Kozhikkode) of Kerala. Another specialty of this temple is that it is one of the...