The Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple has over 30,000 images of snakes along the paths and among the trees, and
is the largest such temple in Kerala . The beliefs and rituals associated with the mannarasala temple are different from most other temples, and this is one rare temple where the puja pattern is headed by a Brahmin lady. Women 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. The famous Nagaraja temple “Mannarasala” is nestled in a forest glade, like most snake temples.. A special turmeric paste which is available at the temple is credited with curative powers. This Temple is a very ancient and internationally-known centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of serpent gods (Nagaraja).
How to Reach
Airport – 115 km from Cochin International Airport,125 km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.
Nearest railway station – Haripad (3 kms), Mavelikkara (10 kms), Kayamkulam (11 kms)