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Holy Cross Shrine, Mapranam, Thrissur

Holy Cross Shrine Mapranam Thrissur is one of the few churches in Asia, which has received the relic of Holy Cross, the relic of Holy Blood of the face of Jesus Christ, the relic of the Holy Cloth used by Veronica to wipe the face of Jesus Christ and the relic of Holy Blood of the sacred heart of Jesus Christ; all certified as authentic through an order of Pope Leo XIII. Founded in A.D. 928, it is one of the oldest churches in Kerala, India.

 
Guruvayoor
Guruvayoor is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres of Kerala. Its main attraction is the Sree Krishna temple. According to belief, the temple is the creation of Guru, the preceptor of the Gods , and Vayu, the God of winds.
 

Sabarimala : The hill Temple of Lord Ayyappa
Sabarimala is situated on the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats at an altitude of 914 m above sea level and is accessible only by foot from Pamba (4 km). The temple is dedicated to Sree Ayyappa

 

Malayattoor Church
Malayattoor is famous for the Catholic Church, located on top of the Malayattoor hill, at a height of 609 m. Dedicated to St. Thomas the apostle of Jesus Christ, thousands of pilgrims gather here for the annual festival of 'Malayatoor Perunnal',

 

Padmanabha Swamy Temple
Located inside the East Fort, this temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture. One among the 108 sacred Vishnu temples in India, the presiding deity here is Lord Vishnu reclining on Anantha, the Serpent. The idol, plated in gold and made out of a rare composition known as katu-sarkara-yogam, is acclaimed as a marvel.

 
Cheraman Juma Masjid, Kodungalloor
Located 2 km from Kodungalloor town, this mosque resembles a Hindu temple in appearance. Built in AD 629, this is the first mosque in India and the second in the world where Juma prayers were started. Other places of interest nearby include Cheramanparambu, the ancient Thiruvanchikulam Temple, the Bhagavathi Temple and the Portuguese fort.
 

St. Thomas Memorial, Kodungalloor
St. Thomas is believed to have landed in Kodungalloor (formerly called Muziris) in 52 AD. The St. Thomas Church established by the apostle houses holy relics from the olden days.

 

Aranmula
The Parthasarathi Temple (dedicated to Sree Krishna) on the banks of the holy River Pamba attracts large crowds of devotees. The famed Aranmula boat race is held on the last day of the week-long Onam festival.

The Vijnana Kalavedi at Aranmula imparts training in the traditional arts like Kathakali, classical dances, classical music, as well as Kalaripayattu. Foreign tourists stay here for long periods to get a first hand knowledge of the culture of Kerala. The Parthasarathi Temple here has fine murals from the 18th century.

 

Santhigiri Ashram
Santhigiri Ashram is located at Pothencode, about 21 km North of the Capital City of Thiruvnanthapuram. The institution aimed at propagating the mission of Guru, functions as a registered voluntary charitable non-government organization.

Holy Cross Shrine, Mapranam, Thrissur
Guruvayoor, Kerala , Lonely India
Sabarimala : The hill Temple of Lord Ayyappa
Malayattoor is famous for the Catholic Church
Padmanabha Swamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is a blend of the Kerala
Cheraman Juma Masjid, Kodungalloor, Kerala
St. Thomas Memorial, Kodungalloor
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Santhigiri Ashram is located at Pothencode
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