Thirunelli Temple

The temples of South India have their own unique charm. If you are expecting a huge marble temple filled with millions of devotees, then you will be surprised to spot a quaint wooden structure with only a few visitors. Known as the Kashi of the South, this place is very popular among travellers. Lined with walls that are planted with shrubs and a roof that reflects the Kerala style housing, this place is sure to bless you with calmness and peace whether or not you are religious. Nelli in Malayalam means gooseberry. The mythical stories named this temple from an episode when the Lord Vishnu’s idol was residing on a gooseberry tree and was found later by Lord Brahma who then built the Thirunelli temple. The Papanashini stream flowing adjacent to the temple is believed to wash away all the sins by the local devotees. This Wayanad tourist attraction is your go-to place for some peace and for architectural musing.  

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