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Thirunavaya, Malappuram

Thirunavaya, a holy site for Hindus, was the main venue for Mamangam, an imposing assembly of the rulers of Kerala, held once every 12 years. This legendary festival was conducted for the last time in 1766. Located on the northern banks of the Bharathapuzha River, Thirunavaya holds immense religious value to Hindus.

The Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple is also a renowned pilgrim centre.  People throng to the banks of Bharathapuzha River here to perform the last rites for the departed souls during Karkidakavavu. The site of MelpatthurIllam, the home of the great poet, Melppatthur Narayana Bhattathiri (author of Narayaneeyam) is about 2 miles from here. Thirunavaya is situated 8 km south of Tirur in Malappuram district and now acts as the venue for the annual Sarvodaya Mela.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Thirunavaya, about 2 km away

Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 32 km | Kannur International Airport, about 155 km


Latitude: 10.911527, Longitude: 75.983963

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