THIRUNAVAYA TEMPLE

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Location: Near Ponnani, Kerala
Attractions: Lord Vishnu
Famous As: 10-Day Festival
Situated on: The Banks on Bharatapuzha

Thirunavaya Temple, Malappuram, KeralaThiruvanaya Navamukunda Temple, near Ponnani in Malappuram district is situated on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha.

Holding immense historical importance, this is the place where 'Mamangam', a grand assembly of the rulers of Kerala was held here once every 12 years, in olden times.

This extravagant festival was held for the last time in 1755 AD. Today, Thirunavaya temple is also a famous pilgrim centre.
The ten-day annual festival at the Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple, dedicated to Navamukunda (Lord Vishnu), begins with Kodiyettam and concludes with Arattu. The last three days are the most auspicious.

Classical art forms like Krishnanattom, Kathakali, Mohiniyattam etc., are performed during the festival nights.



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