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Even the Gods have a story to tell in this corner of God’s own Country.

Wayanad has a multicultural society with Hinduism, Jainism, Christianity and Islam all having a presence in the district, apart from religions and nature worship of the tribal clans. The historical back story to many of Wayanad’s religious sites make them more intriguing. Some of them, like the Thirunelly temple, are ancient religious sites that have stood for centuries, while others like the Jain Temple at SulthanBathery played a crucial role in the history of the district. Valliyoorkavu Temple, Varambetta Mosque, Korome Mosque and Pallikunnu Church are some other important religious centres here. 

JAIN TEMPLE, SULTHAN BATHERY

The Jain Temple in Sulthan Bathery, built in the 13th century is one of the most important Jain temples in Kerala. The architecture here was heavily influenced by the style of the then ruling

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VARAMBETTA MOSQUE

The 300 year old mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Wayanad. The interior of the mosque is built in typical Islamic style and it presents the architectural relics of the town. It is known for

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KOROME MOSQUE

The Korome Mosque is seen as a symbol of Wayanad’s religious diversity and harmony. It is actually built in the traditional Hindu Nair style. The colors of the dome, the wood carvings, steps

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THIRUNELLY TEMPLE, PAPANASHINI AND THRISSILERY TEMPLE

The ancient Hindu temple of Thirunelly sits in a picturesque valley, surrounded by dense forests and mountains. It is known as Dakhin Kashi or the “Kashi of the South”. The temple is

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ANCIENT JAIN TEMPLE RUINS, PANAMARAM

The ruined Panamaram temple was an ancient religious center for Jains in Wayanad. Though severely damaged, the temple has some examples of the excellent stone sculpturing tradition prevalent in

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SEETHA LAVA KUSHA TEMPLE

This temple was built by Pazhassi Raja and is dedicated to Goddess Sita and her twin sons Lava and Kusha. It is an important location in the Hindu epic of Ramayana, as it is believed that Sita Devi

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PALLIKUNNU CHURCH

The church was built in 1908 by a French priest Fr. Jefreno. It is a Latin Catholic church in the name of ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’. The church is an important religious centre for

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VALLIYOORKAVU TEMPLE

Valliyoorkavu is an ancient temple dedicated to the Goddess Durga. The 14 day annual festival held here, is the most popular festival in Wayanad. It is especially important to the indigenous tribes

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