Sree Vallabha Temple
Sree Vallabha Temple is located in Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala. It is 2½ km away Thiruvalla town. The Sreevallabha temple in Thiruvalla is one of the important pilgrim centres of Vaishanavites, one among the one hundred and eight vaishnava thirupathis in India. Mesmerizing picturesque view surrounding the temple is discernible as it is contributed by the rivers Pampa, Manimala and Achen Kovil.
The sanctum sanctorum of the main deity is dedicated to Maha Vishnu, which is a six feet tall idol, surrounded by ‘Anakottils’ on all four sides.The temple is remarkable for its exquisite carvings and colourful murals. The temple, had built in typical Kerala style architecture. The large tank near the temple is believed to have formed naturally from a spring.
This is perhaps the only temple in Kerala where Kathakali is performed as ritual offering every day after evening Pooja and this can be sponsored by the devotees. A 50 feet single piece carved out granite pillar stands in front of the temple with the image of Grauda ( vehicle of lord Vishnu )on its top, which is said to be made by Perumthachan , great carpenter of ancient Kerala.
10-day annual festival in Sree Vallabha Temple is conducted every year Feb-March. The ‘Pantheerayiram vazhipadu’ ritual is held in connection with the annual festival . Plantains in large nos of a special variety will be offered to the presiding deity . The annual festival will begin by Kodiyettu ( flag hoisting ) and conclude with Arattu , ritualistic holy dip of deity at the Arattu kadavu in river Manimala.
The temple is under the administration of the Travancore Devaswom Board.
Contact Details of Sree Vallabha Temple Thiruvalla
Thiruvithamkoor Devaswom Board
Sree Vallabha Maha Temple
Sree Vallabhapuram, Thiruvalla
Phone: 0469 2700191