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Guruvayoor Temple

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				  Guruvayoor, where the famous Sri Krishna Temple is situated, is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centers of kerala. The walls of the sanctum sanctorum are inlaid with exquisite mural paintings and carvings.The historic temple is shrouded in mystery. According to local belief, the temple was created by 'Guru', the 'preceptor of the gods' and 'Vayu', the 'god of winds'. The eastern 'nada' is the main entrance to the shrine. The square 'Sreekovil' is the sacred sanctum sanctorum of the temple, housing the main deity. Within the temple, there are also the images of Ganapathy, Sri Ayyappa and Edathedathy Kavil Bhagavathy. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple.
Punnathoorkotta, which is at a distance of 2 kms. From Guruvayoor is home of 50 temple elephants, offers unusual spectacles of the gentle pachyderm. Guruvayoor has emerged as one of the most important places of worship in Southern India.


Thriprayar Sreerama Temple

Cheraihotel.com - pilgrim Thriprayar Temple, located south of Thrissur is one of the important temples dedicated to Lord Rama. The exquisite wood carvings, sculptures and Mural Paintings are an interesting sight. The namaskara mandapam which faces the circular sanctum (srikovil) has 24 panels of wood carvings and several ancient murals. The circular sanctum has several sculptural representations of scenes from the Ramayana.
The image of Rama resembles the chaturbhuja Vishnu form with four arms, bearing a conch, a disc, a bow and a garland respectively. It is believed that the deity worshipped here possesses some of the aspects of Shiva too. Images of Sridevi and Bhudevi are on either side. Rama has been conceived in the form of the victor over the demon Khara. Five worship services are carried out each day - (usha, etirthu, panthirati, uccha, athazha). Every day of seven days the procession starts from Triprayar for a certain place where the arattu (bathing ceremony) is hold, giving- opportunity to thousands outside Triprayar to offer Worship to
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Kodungaloor Bhavathy temple

The Bhagawati temple at Kodungallur is of great renown throughout the state of Kerala. The Bharani festival at the Kodungallur Bhagawati temple is one of the grandest in Kerala


Chottanikkara Temple

Cheraihotel.com - pilgrimChottanikkara temple, located near Ernakulam enshrines Bhagawati - the mother Goddess, is one of the most popular deities in Kerala. On the way is the Poornatrayesa temple at Tripunittura. The goddess is worshipped along with Lord Vishnu. People who have mental illness seek refuge in the divine mother, who graciously cures all her devotees. Goddess Rajarajeswari is the presiding deity. This deity is worshipped in three different forms - as Saraswati in the morning till7:00 - draped in white, as Bhadrakali at noon draped in crimson, and as Durga in the evening decked in blue. The image in the shrine is not fixed to the ground and is mounted on loose sand. Water offered during ablution ceremonies percolates underground.


Kalady-Adi Sanakarachrya

Is the birth place of one of India's foremost philosopher's Adi Sankaracharya who preached advaita or monotheism. The temple also encloses the samadhi of Sankaracharya's mother Aryamba. The location on the bank of the river where the young Sankara was held by a crocodile can be seen nearby. The Ramakrishna Advaita ashrama adjoining the Sri Krishna temple nearby has a beautiful shrine modelled on the Sri Ramakrihna temple at Belur Math. The 8-storey Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthambam is a monument that tells Sankaracharya's story in paintings on the wall as one ascends the structure along a spiral staiway. The view from the top is breathtaking.Kaladi is 48 kms north-east of Cochin


Vadakkumnathan Temple

Cheraihotel.com - pilgrim It is one of the largest temples in Kerala and has excellent carved woodwork.It has three main shrines. One is dedicated to Vadakkunnathan (Lord Siva) and another to Sankara Narayana (Vishnu). South of these two shrines is a shrine dedicated to Lord Rama. Vadakkunnathan (Ten-Kailasanath) is a Maha-linga that is covered with offerings of hundreds-of-years-old ghee . The linga cannot be seen because the traditional abhisheka (bathing) with cow ghee over centuries has formed a 3m (10 ft) mound around the linga. This covering even makes it difficult for the priest to walk around the inner sanctum. The shrine dedicated to Sankara Narayana has beautiful paintings of the Mahabharata. There is also a Deity of Krishna in the temple and a Ganesh deity betweenthe two northern altars. This temple is in the park, right in the center of the city.On the walls there are excellent murals of the Mahabharata and of Lord Vishnu reclining on Ananta.
The famous kuttambalam, or theater hall, is on the left of the entrance. Non-Hindus are not permitted in the temple except during the Pooram festival, when the restrictions are lifted.

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Attukal Bhagavathi Temple

This temple is famous for Attukal Ponkala, the annual festival that commences on Bharani day in Kumbhom (February - March)Known as the Sabarimala of women,. The highlight of the festival is the Ponkala which is an all woman affair. Ponkala is an offering made in Bhagavathy temples, prepared in the form of payasam (sweet porridge) with ingredients like rice, jaggery. Coconut kernel and plantain. Ponkala starts in the morning and ends with the melsanthi (chief priest) sprinkling holy water over the offerings.


Varkala

Cheraihotel.com - pilgrim Sivagiri Mutt: This Mutt is a religious site, founded by Sree Narayana Guru (1856 – 1952), the famous philosopher and social reformer of modern Kerala.Sivagiri is the headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham Trust.This mutt is situated at an elavation, 3 km. east of the Janardhana temple. The ashram is devoted to Sree Narayana Guru (1855-1928), whose followers are the Ezhavas. Guru preached the doctrine, 'one caste, one religion, one god for humanity' and attracted a large following among the lower castes. Thousands of followers visit the Mutt each year. Every afternoon, ‘sadhya’ is served at the mutt for Rs 10. The Sivagiri Gurusamathi, Sivagiri Sarada Mutt & Sivagiri Vaidika Madom are the main buidings.

Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple:
Sree Janardhana Swamy temple is a pilgrim centre for Hindus who visit this temple in huge numbers. This temple is built on a hill top that has become a sobriquet for the region. Non-Hindus, however, are not permitted entrance in the inner sanctum but can hang around in the temple.


Sabarimala Temple

Cheraihotel.com - pilgrim 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.The main pilgrimage is undertaken between November and January. Regardless of caste, creed, colour, they wear black dhotis and carry on their heads, bundles containing traditional offerings like coconut filled with ghee, camphor and rice. There are two main pujas called the Mandal Puja and the Makara Sankranti Puja, which are celebrated .From November to Middle of January in Kerala, during which time the devotees perform austerities and penance.


Padmanabhaswamy Temple

This temple, a sprawling complex with a magnificent seven storied tower houses the idol of Lord Vishnu in the form of Ananthapadmanaoha (the Lord who upheld creation on a lotus which sprang forth from His navel). The 6 m image, partly covered with gold and embellished with precious stones is viewed in three sections through three doors. Historical records show that in 1750, the Maharaja of Travancore on being victorious in a battle laid down his sword and, offered himself to this temple's deity. Since then, all his successors have ruled the land as Padmanabhadadasas (servants of Padmanabha). Arattu is an important festival hereCheraihotel.com - pilgrim

Palani Murugan temple

A well known pilgrim centre and one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya or Muruga. The shrine stands on top of the Palani Hills consisting of 660 steps. There are rope ways too, to take pilgrims to the top. The main deity is called Dandayudapaani.


Madurai Meenakshi Temple

The Madurai Temple is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi, the lovely consort of Lord Shiva. The original temple was built by Kulasekara Pandya, but the entire credit for making the temple as splendid as it is today goes to the Nayaks. The Nayaks ruled Madurai from the 16th to the 18th century and left a majestic imprint of their rule in this Temple.


Ramanatha swamy

The Ramanatha swamy Temple at Rameswaram was built by different rulers at different times after 12th century onwards. It is one of the best examples of Dravidian architecture. The corridor of this temple is the largest in India. The corridor is 197 mts by 133 mts. The temple is built in a sprawling area of six hectares and has 22 wells.


Kanyakumari

This small temple is dedicated to Kanyakumari, or the youthful form of the primeval energy Shakti (Mother Goddess). It is located on the seashore, in the town known by the same name at the southern tip of India. It is a place at the confluence of the Indian ocean, The Bay of Bengal and the Cheraihotel.com - pilgrim
				  Arabian sea. The Vivekananda Rock is another attraction of this place.


St .Thomas Chruch Malayatoor

On the slopes of the picturesque Western Ghats, 52 Kms. From Kochi and 8 Kms. From Kalady is the Malayattoor Church. This is a Christian pilgrim centre and is believed to have been blessed by the Apostle of Christ, St. Thomas and the Church atop the hill was established in AD 900. Malayattoor is accessible by road up to the foot hills of Kurishumudy. The church at the top of the hill, about 2 Kms. can be reached only by foot. Situated beside the Periyar river and a small lake called Manappattuchira, Malayatoor is also a place of scenic beauty


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St.Thomas Church: Christs apostle St Thomas is believed to have landed in Kodungalloor (formerly called Muziris) in 52 AD. The St.Thomas Church established by him houses ancient relics.The schematic map of the region around Kodungallur gives only a faint suggestion of the landscapes of the area, which is hardly above sea level and abounding in canals and lagoons and prone to flooding in the rainy season. It is now not possible to locate the ancient site of Musiris harbourat any of the present sites of the environs of Kodungallur.


Cheraman Juma Masjid

The Cheraman Juma Masjid is believed to be the first mosque in India, built around 629 AD. The mosque is unique because it was baseed on traditional Hindu art and architecture and resembles a temple.

Bheemappalli

This mosque is famous for the Chandanakkudam Festival which is said to be the death anniversary of Bheema Beevi, a devout pilgrim who came to Kerala from Mecca. Festivities include devotees going round the mosque carrying earthen pots (kudam) smeared with sandal wood paste. The Uroose festival here is Cheraihotel.com - pilgrim
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Kerala Pilgrim Tour Packages

Guruvayur Darsan Package (PGDP-01 )

Day 1 Arrive Guruvayur
Reaching Guruvayur in the evening and check in to hotel. Proceed to visit temple and atthazhapuja Over night stay at hotel.

Day 2 Darshan at Guruvayur Temple
Darshan at Guruvayur Temple. Proceed to visit Mammiyur temple, Covvallur temple and Ariyannur temple. Visit Elephant court .Over night stay at hotel.

Day 3 Back to Cochin
Visit sree rama temple, Kodungaloor hagavthy temple and Back to Cochin


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Kerala Pilgrim Tour Round up (PGR 02 )

Destination : Cochin »Guruvayoor »Thiruvanathapuram » Kanyakumari » Cochin
Duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days
 

Day 01 : Arrive Cochin
On arrival the Morningkerala Holidays Tour representative will meet you and assist you to Visit Ernakulam siva temple , Chottanikkara Temple, Thripunithura Hill Palace, Vaikom Temple, Stay overnight at Cochin, Kerala, South India.

Day 02 : Journey to Guruvayoor
Eraly morning to Guruvayur Temple darsan. Proceed to visit Mammiyur temple, Visit Elephant court Evening visit Trippayar Sree rama temple,Kodungaloor bhagavathy temple Over night stay at hotel.

Day 03: Journey to Trivandrum
Early morning proceed to Trivandrum. Enroute visit Kottarakkara Temple, Aranmula Temple, Mannarassala and Ambalappuzha temple. Reach Trivandrum in the Evening and Check into hotel. Over night stay at hotel.

Day 04: Visit kanyakumari 
Morning visit Padmanabhaswami temple and Padmanabhapuram palace. And proceeds to kanyakumari Over night stay at hotel

Day 05: kanyakumari 
Watch sunset and head to Kanyakumari temple,proceeds to cochin / Trivandrum
The above Tour package includes

 
   
 
 
-Accomodation on twin sharing basis with Breakfast in standard Hotels / Resorts  
Rate starting from Rs.1,999/-*
-Meet , assist ,pick up and drop at Airport All transfers and sight seeing by Car   * Per person
- Hotel extensions and other programs can be added on request at extra cost
  * Conditions apply
     

 
 
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