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Thirunelly Temple

image1662Located in north Wayanad, 34-km away from Mananthavady.it is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu on the side of Brahmagiri hill in Kerala.Classical Kerala temple architecture. Inscriptions in this temple date back to the period of Bhaskara Ravi Varma I (962–1019 CE).God-blessed setting all around .The only remaining attraction is the footsteps of Vishnu, Vishnupad. Its enthralling and scenic beauty once imbibed can never be erased from the mind. Papanashini (sin’s destroyer): There is an interesting tale behind the stream attaining the power to ward off sins A short walk from Thirunelli temple is the clear mountain spring known as Papanasini. A ritual dip here is believed to wash one away of all worldly sins.
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Trissilery Temple

trissileriThis stunning temple of rather perfect architectural proportions, is inextricably linked with the Vishnu temple at Thirunelli. It is believed that the performance of ancestral rites at Thirunelli remain unfinished unless followed by offerings at this temple. Within the premises there is also a shrine devoted to Jala Durga, believed to have been installed by no less a person than the legendary warrior Parasurama.There are many myths connected with the temple
tank here, which curiously enough never dries up.

Pallikkunnu Church

Dedicated to the Lourdes Matha, Pallikkunnu Church was established in 1905 at the initiative of a French missionary Fr. Jeffrine. An interesting aspect of this church is that it has several rituals and practices similar to those prevalent in Hindu temples. The annual 2 week Perunnal festival in early February draws large throngs of devotees from other parts of Kerala, as well as outside.
Jain Temple (Bathery)

jaintemlBelieved to have been built in the 13th century ,This temple is in the wayanad district and is commonly known as Tippu’s fort. This is prominent as Tippu’s fort because Tippu used this place for storing ammunition. Hence, it gains the name sultans battery. This temple is one of the most important amongst a series of Jain ruins spread across the state of Kerala, testify to a period of a strong Jain presence in this region

Valliyurkavu Temple

valliyurkavuThis temple dedicated to the Mother Goddess, manifest in the 3 principal forms of Vana Durga, Bhadrakali and Jala Durga is an important place of worship for various tribal communities in Wayanad. Every year a 15 day festival is held in March/April.Valliyoorkavu Festival The Valliyoorkavu Festival is a popular event at the Bhagavathy temple at Valliyoorkkavu, 3 kms from Mananthavady town. The idol of the temple is believed to be self- manifested and the annual festival is held here in the month of March

Korom Mosque

This nearly 300-year-old mosque is built in traditional Kerala style with extensive wood carvings. Originally built by the local Nair gently, Korome Mosque to this day is seen as a sterling example of communal amity. The annual Uroos festivities draw participants from all communities

SeethaLavaKusha Temple
This is the only known temple dedicated to Lava and Kusha, the sons of Lord Rama. Local legends connect this region with many important episodes from the Ramayana.

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