‘Nalambala Darsanam’, an annual pilgrimage to four temples in central Kerala in the Malayalam month of Karkkidakam, will begin on July 17.

Preparations are in full swing for the darsanam which draws huge number of devotees.

Four temples

The pilgrimage involves offering prayers at the Thriprayar Sree Rama Temple, Moozhikkulam Lakshmana Temple, Irinjalakuda Koodalmanikyam Temple and Payammal Shathrughna temple on a single day.

The temples are dedicated to Lord Rama, Lakshmana, Bharatha and Shathrughna.

The Thriprayar shrine depicts Lord Rama as protector of the universe. The main offerings there include ‘Avil Naivedyam’.

The Irinjalakuda temple depicts Lord Bharata offering prayers to Lord Rama. The Moozhikkulam temple, one of the few shrines in the State dedicated to Lord Lakshmana, is located on the banks of the Chalakudy river.

The Payammal temple, 6 km from Vellangallur along the Irinjalakuda-Kodungallur route, is one of the few shrines in the State dedicated to Shathrughna.

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