Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

About Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple:

Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple in Haripad is a very ancient and internationally known centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of serpent gods. The famous Nagaraja temple “Mannarasala” in Haripad is nestled in a forest glade, like most snake temples.The Mannarasala Temple has over 100,000 images of snakes along the paths and among the trees, and is the largest such temple in Kerala, India. Couples seeking fertility come to worship here, and upon the birth of their child come to hold thanksgiving ceremonies here, often bringing new snake images as offerings. A special turmeric paste which is available at the temple is credited with curative powers.

Legend has it that first priestess at the great Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple gave birth to a five headed snake. It is said to guard the premises even today, while residing in the ancestral house. To this day, people throng in great numbers to this temple to avail of its special turmeric powder, rumoured to cure a multitude of rare diseases including leprosy. Women, who are unable to conceive, also seek the temple out for its special blessings. The temple is dedicated to the Serpent God – Nagaraja. It is believed that Nagaraja, as the primary deity, is endowed with the form of Hari (Lord Vishnu) and the spirit of Lord Shiva.

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A place of worship and Ancient place
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, July, Summer, August, September, Autumn, October, November, Monsoon
Location: Harippad, Kerala, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Cochin International Airport

The nearest Airport Cochin International Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Cochin International Airport to Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is 113.3kms

Railway Station: Harippad Railway Station

The nearest Railway station Harippad Railway Station  . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Harippad Railway Station to Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is 3.1kms

Bus Stand: Harippad KSRTC Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Harippad KSRTC Bus Stand  . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Harippad KSRTC Bus Stand to Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is 4.5kms

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