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Viswanatha swamy temple

The temple was constructed in the Kollam year 640 (1464 AD). Between the flag staff and the Nandi Mandapam , there is an inscripition in Kolezhuthu, on a stone slab which was placed in the front of the temple. The villagers claim that, the temple was constructed at the instance of Lakshmi Ammal, who was a Brahman wife of the Venkitanarayanaiyer of Kollengode. The village people requested her to bring Shiva Linga from Kasi (Varanasi) during one of her visits to that holy place and desired to construct a temple and instal the Linga . This linga is very unique and has the characrestics of Vysya. On reaching Kalpathy, she along with her husband and with the help of the the king of Palakkad established the Shiva Linga in Kalpathy and the idol is very powerful in blessing all, by showering all prosperity especially to business community.The temple is constructed on the banks of Nila River. It is also said that Lakshmi Ammal had given the prince, 1320 gold coins and entrusted him with the responsibility of managing the temple affairs. According to depositions by Sri Somasundara Kurukkal, it is believed that the prince whom Lakshmi Ammal approached, was Ittilkombi Achan.       Book Now



Fantasy-Park

It is with immense excitement that we announce that we announce the launch of the 16D Cine magic Ride at Indias premier amusement destination Fantasy Park, Malampuzha, Palakkad. This latest addition comes with 16 exhilarating effects for a thrilling experience that is the very first to be featured in the whole of South India.Having upgraded to a full fledged water theme park, Fantasy Park is the ultimate entertainment haven for the entire family. Experience the adrenaline rush of the Fanta Tub, A thrilling slide that can accommodate a family of four for the first time in the region, or enjoy a dip in our wave pool rated the best in Kerala! Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Malampuzha Dam, the park blends cutting edge with a stopover in the neighboring Malampuzha gardens which are illuminated after 6 pm a sight that will surely take your breath away. We look forward to you continued prolonged and as a token of appreciation for your support, would like to offer you 20 % discount.      Book Now



Jainimedu Jain

Jain Temple of Jainimedu is situated on the western suburbs of Palakkad town, not far from the railway station, this historic 32 feet long, 20 feet wide granite temple displays images of the Jain Thirthankaras and Yakshinis. The region around the temple, known as Jainimedu, is one of the few laces in Kerala where the vestiges of Jainism have survived. It is at a Jain house here that poet Kumaranasan wrote his monumental poet Veenapoovu (The fallen flower). This temple has been built about 500 years ago by jain head, Inchanna Satur, for the jain sage Chandranathaswamy. The granite walls are devoid of any decoration. An idol of Chandranthan occupies the first division of the temple, Vijayalakshmi and Jwalamohini the scond, Rish abha Nathan the third, and parswa Nathan and Padmavathi the fourth. An air of austerity marks this quiet place. The main altar is unadorned while lit lamps flank the main stature palakkad was once home to a community of 400 Jain families, but their numbers are less now.On the south bank of the Kalpathy River in jainmedu, just beyond the Chunnambuthara area, 3km from the centre of palakkad Timings 7 10.30 am, 5 7am.      Book Now



Manapullikavu

Manapullikavu is in the Palakkad district in the Kerala State of India. The village is most famous for the temple Manappullikavu Vela. Sree Manappully Bhagavathy Temple is situated very near to the Palghat Town. It is on the Palghat–Chittur road and hardly 200 meters away from the NH-47. Earlier the temple was under the private ownership of ‘Kenath Family’. Now the temple is under Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowment Board (HR&CE). Kariyannur Manakkal Bavathrathan Namboothiripad of Pattambi is the Thanthri (Head Priest) of the temple now. Sri Manappully Bhagavathy Temple has a very ancient history. It is believed that the temple originally belonged to Sri Mattappilly Bhadrakali Mana, a famous Kerala Brahmin family of Kerala. Numerous Bhrahmin families living on the banks of Holi River Sokanasini (Bharathapuzha) used to perform ‘Yagas’ on the river bed. Thus the area came to be known as ‘Yaga-kara’ which later came to be known as ‘Yakkara’. The eastern part of Yakkara where the temple is located, is called East Yakkara and the other side as ‘West Yakkara’. It is believed that the ‘Moolasthanam’ of Bhagavathy was at West Yakkara and it was subsequently shifted to the present Sanctum Santorum of the East Yakkara temple. (It is believed that a saintly Brahmin of Yagakkara conducted his prayers in his kitchen which is also called as ‘madappalli’. It is considered that in the course of time and usage, the area came to be known as "Manappulli"). Sree Manappulli Bhagavathi is Bhadrakaali and was born out of the sacred "Jada" of Lord Shiva during Dakshayaga. She is black in colour, with four hands, each one having Soolam, Kapalam, Gadkam and Khedam. She is with three eyes, two ‘Dhamshtram’, with ‘Pattudayada’ and valuable ornaments. The Prathishta is in ‘Shanta Bhava’. During ‘Chandattam’ ceremony She turns to ‘Rudra Bhava’ and becomes ‘Shanta Swaroopini ‘after accepting the ‘Kadummadura Payasa Nivedyam’. She is believed to satisfy the desires, hopes and aspirations of her true devotees and also protect them from all evils. According to a legendary myth about the temple, an Asura called Neelan was disturbing the people with his misdeeds and became a menace to them. The people, complained about this to Parasuraman and he in turn sought a remedy from Lord Paramasiva. Paramasiva incarnating his female personality to Bhadra Kali and sent her to Akamalavaram to kill Neelan. After killing Neelan, Kali became Manappulli Bhagavathy showering prosperity to her devotees.      Book Now



Palakkad-Fort

Jain Temple of Jainimedu is situated on the western suburbs of Palakkad town, not far from the railway station, this historic 32 feet long, 20 feet wide granite temple displays images of the Jain Thirthankaras and Yakshinis. The region around the temple, known as Jainimedu, is one of the few laces in Kerala where the vestiges of Jainism have survived. It is at a Jain house here that poet Kumaranasan wrote his monumental poet Veenapoovu (The fallen flower). This temple has been built about 500 years ago by jain head, Inchanna Satur, for the jain sage Chandranathaswamy. The granite walls are devoid of any decoration. An idol of Chandranthan occupies the first division of the temple, Vijayalakshmi and Jwalamohini the scond, Rish abha Nathan the third, and parswa Nathan and Padmavathi the fourth. An air of austerity marks this quiet place. The main altar is unadorned while lit lamps flank the main stature palakkad was once home to a community of 400 Jain families, but their numbers are less now.On the south bank of the Kalpathy River in jainmedu, just beyond the Chunnambuthara area, 3km from the centre of palakkad Timings 7 10.30 am, 5 7am The temple mythological legendary says that once, Neelan, an Asura was giving lot of disturbances to the people of this area. People complained about his miseries and menace to Parasuraman and he advised to take up the matter with Lord Paramasiva. Paramasiva by incarnation took the form of Bhadrakali and killed Neelan. After this, Bhadrakali became to be worshipped as Manappulli Sree Bhadrakali Amman.       Book Now



subix children park

The Tipus Fort, also known as Palakkad Fort, stands in the heart of Palakkad town. Palakkad is a small town on the lower edges of the Sahyadri ranges of the Western Ghats, with patches of dense forests and crisscrossed with rivers. One of the well preserved forts in south India, Tipus Fort was constructed in 1766 AD and is today a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. The sober majesty of the laterite walls of the fort reminds one of the old tales of valour and courage. The fort was built by Hyder Ali (1717 1782), the emperor of Mysore province (now part of Karnataka State), supposedly to facilitate communication between both sides of the Western Ghats, (Coimbatore and the West Coast). He had captured the Malabar and Kochi regions which come under the West Coast area. His son Tipu Sultan (1750 1799) a warrior as well as a linguist was known as the Tiger of Mysore. Tipu waged a series of wars against the British colonial rule. In 1784, after an eleven day seige, the fort was captured by the British under Colonel Fullerton. Though it later fell into the hands of the troops of the Kozhikode Zamorin, it was recaptured by the British in 1790. Tipu Sultan lost his life in 1799 in an encounter with the British and the fort later came to be known in his name.      Book Now


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