Southern State of Kerala has much to offer in terms
of its ancient temple tradition. Kerala temple architecture
is unique, and it is in synchronization with the natural
resources and the climatic conditions of the region.
Temples have held an important place in the life
of Keralites. Several temples in Kerala trace their
origins to antiquity. However, they were renovated frequently
and the current structures that are seen are vastly
a result of the numerous renovations.
Sivaratri, celebrated all over India , falls on the
13th (or 14th) day of the dark half of the Phalgun (February-March)
month. The name "Maha Sivaratri" means "the
night of Lord Siva" and celebrations happen all
over the country on the night of this auspicious occasion.
Once the Devas and Asuras joined together for "Saagaramathanam"
- churning of Ocean. They enjoyed PariJatha, KalpaVrikshu
(Tree which bestows any boons), Kamadhenu (Cow which
bestows any boons) and Amritha (Nectar). .