Lattitude: 11.911714, Longitude: 75.995842

Thirunelli Mahavishnu Temple

Near the mesmerizing Brahmagiri hills in Wayanad in Kerala is situated an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This Mahavishnu temple, also known as ''Sahyamala Kshetram'' and ''Kashi of the South'', is one of the major destinations for pilgrims across South India. 

The temple displays the traditional architectural style of Kerala, and the Chera king Kulasekharan is popularly considered to be the builder of this temple.

It houses a stone aqueduct that ensures uninterrupted water supply to the temple from the forests. Its channels are supported by pillars with interesting murals carved on them. Even today, cold mountain water gushes out of these channels. A cave temple called Gunnika dedicated to Lord Shiva is also present near the main temple complex.

Thirunelli Temple is also famous as a place where devotees perform ancestral rites. The rituals are performed on the banks of the Papanasini, which flows down the Brahmagiri hills.

Vishnu Temples

Thirunelli Mahavishnu Temple

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