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Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Ranked #3 of 56 things to do in Alappuzha
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Langkawi, Malaysia
2 reviews
“Totally an accidental visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

We never even had heard about it before but it was something that was dropped in the middle of a conversation with our local guide and he was the one who took us to this temple that is set right in the middle of a forest claimed to be inhabited by a lot of snakes and understandably the temple itself is devoted to snake god and though the whole idea of maybe coming face to face with a snake was a scary deal, the whole aura and the customs associated with the temple was too good to leave away. Moreover having a female priest was even more exciting at the place. The temple is not as fancy as some of the other temples that you can see around the country but for what it stands, it totally is worth the visit.

Visited March 2014
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palo alto, CA
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“amazing temple to chthonic serpent deities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

set in an untouched virgin forest grove, this temple to naga deities is astonishingly different. the naga/serpent deities are ancient fertility symbols, covered with turmeric powder. i have been coming to this temple for years, and it is unique in many ways: for one, it is presided over by a woman, the matriarch of the family that has been traditional priests there, unusual for hindu temples. the legend of the temple is intriguing: the serpents fleeing the immolation of the khandava forest searched for unscorched earth to live in, and that is 'mannarsala' = the place where the earth had cooled.

Visited June 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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7 reviews
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“amazing temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Though this temple opens to the road, once you enter inside it is a total different world filled with lush green trees rending a forest like atmosphere that is mesmerizing. The small naga structures that line the temple is a beautiful sight. This is one temple where we got the teerta. That made us feel really good.

Visited December 2013
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Bengaluru, India
1 review
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“Must Visit : Beware free parking goons.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

Must Visit place. Calm, powerful.
Be wary of people who offer free parking, and then later would ask you to buy Pooja stuff from them. This is right next to the temple's parking lot. They sell stuff at almost double the prices. Park in the temple parking lot itslef, and you can buy whatever is needed from within temple premises.

Visited December 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Temple for Nagaraja”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

Devotion to the Serpent Lord at its best. Lots of stone made nagas around. Silent temple with a great deity.

Visited August 2013
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