Mannarsala Sree Nagaraja Temple, Haripad
Mannarassala Sree Nagaraja Temple is a very ancient and internationally-known centre of pilgrimage of serpent gods.
The temple is located about three kilometers to the south-east of the bus station in N.H.47 at Haripad, in Alleppey district of Kerala.
Poojas and worship patterns at Mannarasala, the abode of serpent Gods, are different from most other temples. It is important to visit and worship the main deities as well as the Upadevathas, Chitrakudas, Valia Amma at the Illam etc.
The presiding deity at Mannarasala is Nagaraja. He is Anantha (Vishnu) and Sarparaja is Vasuki (Siva). It is believed that Nagaraja, as the installed deity, is endowed with the form of Vishnu and the spirit of Siva.
Sarpayakshi and Nagayakshi are the beloved consorts of Nagaraja. The main temple premise has two separate sanctum sanctorums, one devoted to Sarpayakshi and the other for Nagaraj
Last Updated : August 17th, 2007
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Site : http://www.mannarasala.org/