Sree Vallabha temple is a 400-year old temple dedicated to Sri Vallabha (Lord Vishnu) located at Thiruvalla in the Pathanamthitta district. Nestled on the banks of River Manimala, this temple attracts pilgrims with its amazing architectural charm. The stone-wooded carvings and beautiful mural paintings catch the attention of each visitor to the temple. There is an 8 feet idol in the sanctum sanctorum of this Vishnu shrine. It is believed that the Garuda Sthambha of the temple was constructed by Perunthachan, the legendrary architect. This 54-feet flag mast is built using a single block of granite.
The annual festival of Sree Vallabha temple is celebrated in the month of February/March with great splendor. On the first day of this festival, a massive 12,000 bunches of different types of bananas are made as an offering to the deity. Another uniqueness of the temple is that Kathakali is performed every night as a ritual. Perhaps, Sree Vallabha temple is the only temple in the state where this art form is performed daily as the deity in this shrine is very much fond of Kathakali. The temple is believed to be visited by Sage Durvasa and Saptarishi every midnight in order to worship Sree Vallabha. Thiruvalla is the nearest railway station to this temple which is approximately 3 kilometers away. Cochin International Airport is 117 kilometers from this ancient temple. We, Tour My India offer best pilgrimage tour packages to Kerala to enjoy your vacation at best prices.