Temples and Deities

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Lord Ayyappa

Lord Ayyappa is the main deity in the centuries-old temple complex of Melpaazhur Mana. The idol of Lord Ayyappa is svayambhu (born on its own out of the earth) Read more
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Adi Shankaracharya

Bhagavan Adi Shankaracharya, the greatest the Riviera of Advaita Vedanta philosophy was born to Shivaguru and Aryamba. It is believed that Aryamba gave birth to Read more
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Bhuvaneswari

The Most Auspicious form of Kannadi (A mirror carved in stone) represent Devi Bhuvaneswari. Thekalpataru –wish fulfilling tree. The Divine Mother resides in this Temple Read more
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Gurudev’s Shrine

As a befitting tribute to the omnipresent guiding presence of Püjya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda there is a holy shrine built in the vicinity of the temple complex. Read more
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Devi Bhagavati

Sri Bhagavati, the Goddess of Universe, resides in this small temple sanctum. Everyday regular püjäs are offered. Special püjäs are performed on Navarätri days. Read more
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Devi Nagayakshi

Sarpa-kävus , a special place for the Näga Devatä’s is a unique feature of Kerala. Sri Nagayakshi, Mother Goddess of all Nägas along with Nägaräja and Añöanägas Read more
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Vettakorumakan

Vettakorumakan is the son of Kirata Siva and Parvati. Vettakorumakan was traditionally considered the ‘kaaranavar’ (eldest counsel to the Mana) in Read more
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Lord Ganesha

The Ganesha Temple is as ancient as the the Ayyappa Temple. Made of black stone,and facing south this Ganesha is propitiated before the commencement of most Read more
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Sri Krishna

An age-old, dilapidated Sri Krishna temple was once situated on a hillock on the northern side of the Mana’s temple complex. A broken Krishna idol was worshipped for Read more
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Sri Rama

A Sri Rama temple once existed in Ponmaanaadi, a nearby village under the Melpaazhur Mana umbrella. ‘Ponmaan’ means ‘golden deer’ and ‘aadi’ means ‘danced’. Read more