Sree Nagaraja Temple

Sree Nagaraja Temple of Alappuzha is one of the most significant religious places in Kerala in South India. It is one of the important Alappuzha Attractions. It is located at Mannarsala near Haripad town, which is about 35 kilometers away from Alappuzha on the Alappuzha-Kollam route. The nearest airports to Sree Nagaraja Temple in Alappuzha are Thiruvananthapuram International Airport at a distance of 121 kilometers and Nedumbassery International Airport at a distance 132 kilometers. The closest railway stations are Haripad Railway Station at a distance of 3 kilometers from the temple, Mavelikkara Railway Station at 10 kilometers and Kayamkulam Railway Station at 11 kilometers.

Mannarsala Ayilam is the most important festical of the Sree Nagaraja Temple. During this festival tourists come from different parts of the world. The eldest female member of the Mannarsala family, who is known as Amma, performs all the pujas in the temple. It is believed the sacred turmeric paste of the temple cures leprosy. On the way to the temple premises the ancient Namboodiri household known as Eringadappally, is the 'Moolakudumbam', which is the main ancestral house sanctified as the residence of the great Brahmin appointed by Parasurama for poojas in Mannarasala temple

Last Updated on 05 May 2011