From the time immemorial, India has been a spiritually enlightened country consecrated by Rishis and temples of worship. Holy places like Kashi and Rameswaram have magnificient temples which, besides their spiritual significance, are noted for their antiquity and historical importance. The artistic excellence and the architectural specialities of Konark and Khajuraho are so indescribable that they always attract not only the pilgrims from within the country but also swarm of tourists from abroad.Read More..

The presiding deity in the ‘Garbhagraha’ (central shrine) is Mahavishnu. The people at large, however, invoke the Lord as “MURARI”.The Tharananalloor Namboothiris were the original ‘Thanthries’ here and now this duty is performed by the Kollur Athiyara Madom Namboothiris who belong to the ‘Ettara Yogam’ (Eight Namboothiri families and the Karnatha Kurup who have the responsibility for the religious rituals of the famous Padmanabha Swami Temple). Read More..

Mura- hari is Lord Vishnu after the slaying of ‘Muraasuran’. The surrounding area came to be known as Mukhathala as it was the place where the ‘Mukham’ (face) and the ‘Thala’ (head) of the Asura fell. The area can boast of an illustrious ancestry by the presence of temples like Olayilkavu, Udayankavu, Kottavaidehikavu, Kulathoorkavu, Kandolikavu, Vamanankavu (Kavu is a grove connected with a temple of great ancestry) and of families like Thekkadath, Vadakkadath, Chittilakkad and Perumathi.Read More..

The Mukhathala murari temple holds a unique position in the cultural history of Travancore. This famous Sreekrishnaswami temple was the prominent position under the rule of Desinganadu king.The temple is situated in the ‘Thrikkovilvattom’ village on the Kollam- Kulathoorpuzha state highway side, nearly Eight kilometers from the Kollam town. Nearest railway station is in Kollam, about 8 kms fom the temple and the nearest Airport is in Thiruvananthapuram, about 63 kms from the temple. Read More..

The structure of the temple depicts the ancient architectural style of Kerala. It has got all that makes it a Mahakshetram (Great Temple). The huge outer wall has four gates opening to the four sides and the eastern door is used for entering inside the temple. The Anapanthal, the granite pathway for circumambulating the temple, the copper covered flag pole, the Balikkalpura which is unique as it never gets too hot or cold because of its structural nature,(more..)Read More..

The Mukhathala murari temple holds a unique position in the cultural history of Travancore. This famous Sreekrishnaswami temple was the prominent position under the rule of Desinganadu king.The temple is situated in the ‘Thrikkovilvattom’ village on the Kollam- Kulathoorpuzha state highway side, nearly Eight kilometers from the Kollam town. Nearest railway station is in Kollam, about 8 kms fom the temple and the nearest Airport is in Thiruvananthapuram, about 63 kms from the temple. Read More..