Kerala, popularly known as "God's Own Country", has a wide array of places and locations for your spiritual needs. An exquisite example of cultural prosperity and secular unity, these places do not belong to a particular religion but are related to Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism, Islam and other religions. The capital city of Travancore (Thiruvananthapuram) became the capital of Raja of Travancore in 1750. The name is derived from 'Tiru Ananta Puram', the abode of the sacred serpent Ananta, upon whose coils Vishnu lays in the main temple. As, this place alone houses hundreds of sacred temples it’s also known as the "city of temples". The state is the birth place of Ayurvedic massages and is popular for its salubrious treatments which assimilate meditation and yoga. Kerala provides a pure and peaceful atmosphere where one can chant prayers, invoke the deities, and participate in temple festivals. Visit the state anytime round the year and you will find one fair/festival or the other being celebrated, with all of them having one thing in common - the Elephants, an intimate and beloved wild pet of any other Keralite.
Padmanabhan Swamy Temple
They are these tuskers which form an integral part of all fairs and religious ceremonies. Some of the major spiritual destinations to visit include Guruvayoor, Sabarimala, Chottanikkara, Attukal, Bharananganam, Malayatoor, Maramon, Parappanangadi, Niranam, and Kottayam. Besides, there are a numerous mosques and churches that offer a holistic feeling to the perceiver. Apart from these you can find several ancient Jewish Synagogues in the island town of Fort Kochi influenced by Portuguese customs and traditions. Purity and Compassion, coupled with divinity and good spirits, ensure that your Spiritual tour to Kerala will be definitely a joyful and peaceful journey. Come and experience an ambiguous refining process amidst spirituality and sanctity.