Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, Alappuzha

Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located in the Mannarasala village of Alappuzha district in Kerala, India. .

The temple is dedicated to Nagaraja, the serpent god in Hindu mythology, and is considered to be one of the most important centers of worship for serpent gods in Kerala.

Pandavan Rock in mahabharatham

The temple is known for its unique and ancient architecture, and the idols and sculptures inside the temple are of great artistic and cultural value. The temple also has a large pond known as 'Sarpa Kavu', which is believed to be inhabited by the serpent gods.

The temple is surrounded by dense forests and is a popular destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The surrounding area is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including several species of snakes, birds, and animals.

Mannarasala Ayilyam

Mannarasala Ayilyam is the main Temple festival. On the day of Ayilyam asterism in the months of Kanni and Thulam (September and October), all the serpentine idols in the grove and the temple are taken in procession to the Brahmin illom, where the offerings of Nurum Palum (rice flour and milk), Kuruthi (a red liquid made of turmeric and lime) and cooked rice are made. The matriarch of Mannarasala Illom carries the idol of the Nagaraja and the procession is conducted with great pomp and rejoicing.


Like every temple in Kerala, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Kshetram too is home of many festivals. Maha Shivaratri, Kumbham, Kanni and Thulam Ayilyam are the most important festivals at Mannarasala.

Poojas and Offerings

All pujas are done with utmost devotion to Lord Shri Nagaraja, Sarpayakshiamma, Nagayakshiamma And Nagachamundiamma with a sole interest - the wellbeing of all Devotees. Various poojas and offerings can be performed at the Temple.

How To Reach

Nearest Bus Stand: 3 km (1.9 mi) from Haripad KSRTC bus stand

Nearest Railway Station: Haripad (3 km [1.9 mi]), Mavelikkara (16 km [9.9 mi]), Kayamkulam (18 km [11 mi])

Nearest Airport: 115 km (71 mi) from Cochin International Airport, 125 km (78 mi) from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

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