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Sri Naavaay Mugundha Perumal Temple is located near Thirunavaya, Malappuram district of Kerala state and also revered as one of the 108 Divya Desam temples, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.


The temple is said to have been built by them 5000 years ago. Unfortunately, this historical temple was damaged when Tipu Sultan of Mysore raided this part of Kerala in the 18th century and during the Moplah revolt of 1921.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Bus service is available throughout the district, with 93 routes operated by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation on major roads and 300 intercity routes passing through the district.

The nearest railway station to reach Sri Naavaay Mugundha Perumal temple is Thirunavaya Railway Station which is around 1.5 km away.

By Air

The nearest airport to reach Sri Naavaay Mugundha Perumal temple is Calicut International Airport, which is about 32 km away.


Sri Naavaay Mugundha Perumal Temple Malappuram

Temple Legend

The legend says that Goddess Lakshmi and Gajendra, the king of all elephants, worshiped Lord Vishnu at this place with holy lotus flowers which blossoms from a lake nearby. As they both devoted with lotus flower from the same lake,the lotus flowers got diminishing. So Gajendra requested Lord Vishnu that Gajendra wanted to worship Him with lotus flowers without any dismay.

Extra Information

Nearby Temple

Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple

Alathiyoor Hanuman Temple

Tirumanthamkunnu Temple

Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple

Keraladeshpuram Temple

Trikkandiyur Maha Deva Temple

Timings and Events

5.00 AM to 11.30 AM and 5:00 PM to 7.30 PM.


Vaikunda Ekadasi – December/January

Annual Brahmotsavam – April

Krishna Jeyanthi – August/September

Navaratri – September/October

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