Kerala Temples

Kerala: The Bhargava Bhumi (Land of Parasurama) or God's own country is a land of temples and temple legends. Temples have held an important place in the life of the people of Kerala. Kerala has many famous temples that have found a place in the hearts of devotees. These temples are cynosure of all for their divinity and unmatched architecture. They pronounce the age old customs, cultural heritage and traditions of Kerala Hindu community. There are more than 15000 temples in Kerala. Among these temples 1206 are managed by Travancore Devaswom Board and 353 are managed by Cochin Devaswom Board and 1343 are managed by Malabar Devaswom Board. Here is a detailed discussion on the history, legends and festivals of more than 1500 temples of Kerala that have been a symbol of faith and religion for ages.

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List of Temples Based on Administration

Travancore Devaswom Board

Cochin Devaswom Board

Malabar Devaswom Board

Guruvayur Devaswom

Irinjalakkuda Devaswom

Uranma Devaswom

Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sangham

Kerala Kshetra Samrakshana Samithi

Nair Service Society(N.S.S)

Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana(S.N.D.P) Yogam

Gowda Saraswatha Brahmana Sabha

Dheevara Sabha

Vanika Vaisya Sangham

Vishwakarma Sabha

Also there are thousands of temples under trusts and private family trusts.

List of Temples based on Districts in Kerala















List Temples in South Karnataka (part of ancient Kerala - Gokarnam to Kanyakumari)

Dakshina Kannada

Uttara Kannada


List Temples in Tamil Nadu (part of ancient Kerala - Gokarnam to Kanyakumari)