Pathanamthitta attractions

Omallur : Omallur is a small village 5km from Pathanamthitta town. There is a famous Rakthakanta temple also known as the Omallur Ambalam. This Rakthakanta Swamy Temple and the annual cattle fair held during March -April are the main attractions of Omallur. People from both within and outside the State participate in the fair.Malayalapuzha : It is situated 8 km from Pathanamthitta. The main attraction here is the Malayalapuzha Bhagavathy (The goddess) Temple. It is believed that the Bhagavathi here grant boons to devotees. The temple has beautiful wall paintings and artistic stone carvings. Kadamanitta : This village is 8 km from Pathanamthitta. The Kadamanitta Devi Temple is famous for the ten day long Padayani performances, which is an important ritual art held in connection with the annual festival in April/May. This art from is an offering for the mother goddess and is celebrated every year from the first day of Medam (Malayalam -era) to the 10th day (pathamudayam).Mannadi : It is situated 13 km from Adoor. This is where Veluthampi Dalawa, the renowned freedom fighter of Travancore, spent his last days. The ancient Bhagavathy Temple here has some exquisite stone sculptures. The annual festival is held in February/March. The Kerala Institute of Folklore and Folk Arts functions here.The Rock Cut Cave Temple : The rock cut Siva Temple half a kilometre away is of great archeological significance. Dating back to the 8th century AD, this temple bears close resemblance to the Pallava style of architecture. The stone engravings here are among the earliest specimens of stone sculpture in Kerala. Thiruvalla : Thiruvalla is the headquarters of the Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church. The Palikara Church here contains exquisite mural paintings. Sree Vallabha temple here is one of the important pilgrim centers of Vaishnavites all over India A granite pillar carved out of single piece with an image of Garuda on its top stands in front of the temple. This is perhaps the only one place in Kerala where Kathakali is performed as a ritual offering everyday. Pandalam : It is situated 14km from Chenganoor. Lord Ayyappa, the presiding deity of Sabarimala had his human birth as the son of the Raja of Pandalam. The Valiyakoikal Temple near the palace on the banks of river Achenkovil has been modelled on the Sabarimala shrine. Pilgrims usually stop here to worship before proceeding to Sabarimala. Three days prior to the 'Makaravilaku' festival, the sacred ornaments of Sree Ayyappa are taken in a procession from Pandalam to Sabarimala.Niranam : The oldest Church believed to be built by the Apostle St. Thomas is at Niranam. It is situated 9km from Thiruvalla. This is also the birthplace of poets and social reformers popularly known as 'Kannassa Kavikal' Perumthenaruvi Waterfalls : Perumthenaruvi is a famous waterfall on the banks of the River Pamba. Here, the water flows down a rocky bed into a ravine 60 to 100 feet deep. The place is a favourite picnic spot for both domestic and foreign tourists.

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