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Sree Vallabha Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, located in Thiruvalla in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, India. The temple is considered to be one of the most important 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 12th century AD and has undergone several renovations and restorations over the years. The temple's main deity, Lord Vishnu, is depicted here in the form of Sree Vallabha, who is believed to be a manifestation of Lord Vishnu's divine love and compassion.

One of the unique features of Sree Vallabha Temple is its architecture, which combines elements of traditional Kerala style and Dravidian style. The temple also features several smaller shrines dedicated to various deities, including Lord Ganesh, Lord Ayyappa, and Goddess Saraswathi.

The temple is also famous for its annual festival, Sree Vallabha Mahotsavam, which is celebrated in the month of November-December and is a grand 10-day long celebration. The festival is marked by elaborate processions, traditional music and dance performances, and colorful decorations. The highlight of the festival is the "Aaraattu" ceremony, in which the deity is taken out in a procession to the nearby river for a holy bath.

Sree Vallabha 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, Sree Vallabha deity, and cultural significance make it a one-of-a-kind temple in India.

Sree Vallabha Temple at Thiruvalla Photo Gallery.

Sree Vallabha Temple is one of the oldest and biggest temples of Kerala. The temple is locally known as "Valiya Ambalam" too which means big temple.

Sreevallabha temple has been glorified by Alvars and many other ancient works and is also believed to be the Vallabha temple mentioned in the Garuda Purana. This temple is among the 108 Divya desams.

Kathakali is the main offering in this temple and is performed every day in the temple. Sree Vallabha temple has very unique customs which can not be found in any other temples in Kerala.

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