Address: Near Ponnani City: Malappuram State: Kerala Location: South India Type of Construction: Ancient Type of Building: Temple Managed By: Managed by Zamorin of Calicut(former King,Ruler of Calicut) by Zamorin's Central Dewaswom Dedicated To: Lord Vishnu Other Deities: Lord Ganapathy, Goddess Lakshmi Religion: Hinduism Thiruvanaya Navamukunda Temple, near Ponnani in Malappuram district is situated on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha. Holding immense historical importance, this is the place where 'Mamangam', a grand assembly of the rulers of Kerala was held here once every 12 years, in olden times. This extravagant festival was held for the last time in 1755 AD. Today, Thirunavaya temple is also a famous pilgrim centre. The ten-day annual festival at the Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple, dedicated to Navamukunda (Lord Vishnu), begins with Kodiyettam and concludes with Arattu. The last three days are the most auspicious.
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