Thirunelli Temple

Vainavam

 

Overview

Thirunelli Temple is one of the most ancient temples. Dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu  on the side of Brahmagiri hill in Kerala.Thirunelli Temple 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.
 
There is only limited historic and archaeological information on the place. It is said that Thirunelli was an important town and pilgrim centre till the16th century. Some earlier Malayalam works of 11th and 12th century like Unniyachi Champu, has references to the place. Archaeologists have also discovered copper plate inscriptions belonging to the period of Bhaskara Ravi Varma I and II from the village. The Malabar Manuel, written by William Logan too has mentions on the place. While laying roads to the place, it is said that, people got coins which dated back to 9th and 10th centuries, indicating the importance of the place during the reign of Kulasekhara. All these facts show that Thirunelli was an important town and pilgrim centre in north Kerala for centuries.
 
Puthari, Chuttuvilakku, Navarathri, Shivarathri and Sreekrishnajayanthi are the festivals conducted in this temple. 
 
The beautiful Brahmagiri hills and the surrounding lush green forests have made the temple premises a valley of tranquility. So everybody feels completely relaxed after sitting in the sanctum of the temple. The temple is an embodiment of ancient temple architecture. The aquaduct that brings water to the temple is also a witness to hundreds of years of history.  The temple is close by the Papanasini River and is at the foot of the Brahmagiri hills. Thirunelly, besides being a pilgrim centre, also attracts trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.
 
 
Temple timings: Morning: 5:30 am to 12:00 pm, Evening: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
 
Reach us,
Nearest bus terminals: Thirunelly Temple, about 600 m / Mananthavady, about 30 Km.
 
Nearest railway stations: Mysore, about 130 Km / Kannur, about 130 Km.
 
Nearest airport is Karipur near Calicut, 160 kms away. 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Kerala
City
Wayanad
Location
Mananthavady
Address
Thirunelli, Kalpetta, Kerala- 670646.
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Thirunelli
Nearest Railway Station
Mysore Jn (MYS)
Nearest Airport




Open Year
1000years ago
Visiting Hours
Morning: 5:30 am to 12:00 pm, Evening: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

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