Thirunelly Temple


Thirunelly Temple

News: The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has urged the government to conserve historically significant structures, including the 600-year-old ‘Vilakkumadom’ at the Sree Mahavishnu Temple in Thirunelly, during its renovation.

About Thirunelly Temple:

→ It is located on the sides of Brahmagiri Hill, a part of the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges in the Wayanad district of Kerala.

→ It is also known as the Sahyamala Kshetram and Kashi of the South.

→ It is the only temple in the world where the devotees can perform all the rituals related to one’s life, starting from birth to death and life after death.

→ The rituals in this temple are performed on the banks of stream Papanashini, which originates from the Brahmagiri hills.


→ The temple embodies classical, traditional Kerala architecture.

→ The shrine is shielded with 30 granite columns, and the ground is paved with huge square pieces of granite.

→ The inner sanctum is surrounded by a tile-roofed structure, and there is an open courtyard around the Sanctorum.

→  Along the outer wall of the temple is a cloister made of granite pillars cut in cubical style.

→ The main deity idol of the temple is in the form of Chathurbhuja - Lord Vishnu with his four hands


→ It is an autonomous non-governmental Indian non-profit society that seeks to preserve Indian culture and heritage.

→ It was founded in 1984 with the vision to spearhead heritage awareness and conservation in India.

→ Headquarters: New Delhi

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