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The Importance of Sabarimala Pilgrimage

The Sastha temple is one of the ancient temples in Kerala and it is widely believed that the deity of this temple was installed by Parasurama. According to another very popular legend, it was...

The unique customs and traditions of Sabarimala

Sabarimala follows several unique traditions. Before visiting the temple, pilgrims are required to observe austerities for 41 days. They are required to take two baths a day (in the morning and in the evening...

Popular Diwali Legends

This year, Diwali, the mother of all Hindu festivals, will be celebrated on October 29. Diwali is a five day festival celebrated in the month of October or November. The festival begins on the...

Thirumittacode Anju Moorthy Temple

Uyyavandha Perumal Temple at Thirumittacode is one of the oldest temples in Kerala. It is about 4 kilometers from Pattambi, a small town in the Palakkad district of Kerala. The temple situated on the...

Pambadi Nagaraja Temple

The Naga Raja Temple at Pambadi, Thiruvillwamala is one of the most important serpent temples in Palakkad district. There are no idols here. While this is a temple dedicated to the Serpent god, the...

Thiruvazhiyodu Shiva Temple

Thiruvazhiyodu Shiva Temple at Sreekrishnapuram is one of the most important temples in the Palakkad district of Kerala. This temple is older than 1000 years. It is believed to have been built on a...