June 12, 2024

Thirunelly Temple

  • Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has urged the government to conserve 15th century Vilakkumadom structure at Sree Mahavishnu Temple at Thirunelly during the ongoing renovation of temple.
  • Built in traditional Kerala architecture, it is situated on banks of stream Papanashini, on the side of Brahmagiri hills in Wayanad, Kerala.
  • It is also known as ”Sahyamala Kshetram” and ”Kashi of the South’‘.
  • Thirunelli Temple is the only temple in the world where the devotees can perform all the rituals related to one’s life, starting from birth to death and life after death.
  • The temple is blessed with trinity of Shiva, Vishnu (main diety) and Brahma.
    • It is believed that here the idol of Lord Vishnu was installed by Lord Brahma.
    • On western side is the cave temple Gunnika, dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage

  • It is a non-profit charitable organisation, founded in 1984, and registered under the Societies’ Registration Act, 1860.
  • Vision– To spearhead heritage awareness and conservation in India.
  • It has pioneered the conservation and preservation of natural and built heritage along with intangible heritage.
  • In 2007, the United Nations awarded INTACH a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
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