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Haripad Subrahmanya Swami Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya, located in Haripad, Alappuzha district, Kerala, India. The temple is considered to be one of the most important and ancient temples in Kerala and is known for its unique architecture, rich history, and cultural significance.

The temple is believed to have been built during the 11th century AD and has undergone several renovations and restorations over the years. The temple's main deity, Lord Subrahmanya, is depicted here in the form of a serpent, which is considered to be a unique aspect of the deity's worship in this temple. The serpent is believed to represent Lord Subrahmanya's victory over the demon serpent Vasuki.

One of the unique features of Haripad Subrahmanya Swami Temple is the offering of a unique prasad called "Nagaraja Prasadam," which is believed to have healing properties. The prasad is made from turmeric, sandalwood, and other medicinal herbs and is offered to the devotees as a symbol of Lord Subrahmanya's blessings.

The temple is also famous for its annual festival, Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Festival, which is celebrated in the month of March-April and is a 10-day long celebration. The festival is marked by elaborate processions, traditional music and dance performances, and colorful decorations.

Haripad Subrahmanya Swami Temple is an important religious and cultural landmark in Kerala and is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in exploring the rich heritage and traditions of the state. The temple's unique architecture, serpent deity, and cultural significance make it a one-of-a-kind temple in India.

Haripad Subrahmanya Swami Temple is the oldest and most important of all Subrahmanya temples in Kerala. Taipuyam (January-February) - Kavadiyattam dance with kavadi is the most important offering here.

Haripad Subrahmanya Swami Temple is located near Alappuzha and is one of the popular destinations of devotees.

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