Mal: മണ്ണാറശ്ശാല mannaraśśāla

‘Coral Tree Hall’  Temple, Kerala

From Mal: mandāram, ‘Indian coral tree [Erythrina Indica]; Mal/Skt: śāla, ‘hall’.

Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple in Haripad is dedicated to Agaraja, the snake god. Thousands of snake images adorn the pathway to the temple. According to legend the ‘Hall of Pilgrimage’, leading to the was lined with mandara trees.

This forest temple is  ancient and is an important pilgrimage centre for the snake god worshippers.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Kerala place names.

 

Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple      Vibitha vijay