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Thirunelli Vishnu Temple

Thirunelli Maha Vishnu Temple 

Thirunelli Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu on the side of Brahmagiri hill in Kerala. The temple is at an altitude of about 900m in north Wayanad in a valley surrounded by mountains and beautiful forests. It is 32 km away from Manathavady.

The Tirunelli temple faces east where sun rises over the Udayagiri range. At the north is the formidable Brahmagiri Range which appears so close to the temple. At the west and south are Karimala and Narinirangimala respectively.
Thirunelli Vishnu Temple
Thirunelli Maha Vishnu Temple
The temple is very beautiful located in the valley surrounded by mountains on four sides. Thirunelli Temple is the only temple in the world where the devotees can perform all the rituals related to one’s life, starting from birth to death and life after death. Panchatheertham is the temple holy pond.

Thirunelli - Maha Vishnu Temple
திருநெல்லி - மகாவிஷ்ணு திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Vishnu
Moolavar Name
Sri Vishnu
Goddess Name
Ancient Name
 Temple is surrounded by 4 mountains
East Udayagiri - West Karimala -
North Brahmagiri - South Narinirangimala
 Sahyamala Kshetram and Kasi of the South
Temple is famous for ancestral rites
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It is one of the most ancient temples in Kerala. It is believed that here the prathishta of Lord Vishnu was performed by Lord Brahma. It is also known as ''Sahyamala Kshetram'' and ''Kashi of the South''.  The famous incarnation of Lord Vishnu Parasurama is reputed to have visited Thirunelli and performed last rites of his father sage Jamadagni. He also took immersion in the Papanasini to wipe away sins committed in killing Kshatriyas. On the western side of the Vishnu temple there is the cave temple Gunnika, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Pancha theertham Thirunelly Kerala
Panchatheertham Thirunelli
Thirunelli Maha Vishnu Temple Foot Print
Panchatheertham : The steps at the back of the temple actually leads to the tank Panchteertham. It is believed that Panchteertham, at one point of time was a meeting point of five rivers. Hence its sacred importance was immense. But today most of the water has dried up and the only remaining attraction is the footsteps of Vishnu, Vishnupad. It is the image of a footprint on a boulder in the middle of the tank. 
Tirunelli Vishnu Temple Near Wayanad
Vishnu Temple Thirunelli Kerala
Thirunelly Vishnu Temple

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How to Reach : The temple lies at an altitude of 3000 feet and can be reached by driving through three wild life sanctuaries. Thirunelli Temple can be accessed from Mananthavady or Kalpetta.
Thirunelli Maha Vishnu Temple
North Wayanad, Thirunelly Road, Thirunelly, Kerala 670646, India
The temple can accessible by train nearest railway stations is Calicut Railway station -137 kms and Mysore Railway station -121 kms

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