religious places in Kottayam

major attractions


Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple

Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple, located in Kottayam district, is famous for its murals. The most famous of these beingthe painting of Nataraja (depiction of Lord Shiva as the cosmic dancer) in the gopuram (ornate temple tower).


Vaikom Sree Mahadeva Temple

The ancient Sanskrit texts, Bhargava Purana & Sanalkumara Samhita mention this place as Vaiyaghra geham and Vaiyaghra puram. As per legends Vyaghrapada Maharshi got Siva darsana here, so it was fittingly called Vyaghrapadapuram.


Manarcad Church

St. Mary’s Cathedral Manarcad – the Global Marian Pilgrim Centre – is the only church in Malankara, where the site of the church was given in a divine revelation. The holy shrine- St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Manarcad

Thazhathangady Juma Masjid

An old ancient mosque situated on the banks of the Meenachil River in Kottayam,Juma Masjid at Thazhathangadi is an architectural marvel. Believed to be 1000 years old, it is considered one of the oldest mosques in India.

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