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Thenkurussi, Malampuzha


Thenkurussi, hamlet known for its picturesque beauty and rich heritage, is located at a distance of about 10 km from the town of Palakkad. The village is well connected by road, and there are frequent bus services from Palakkad. Nelliampathi, a tourist location of Palakkad known for its vast stretches of orange gardens, is about an hour’s journey from Thenkurussi.

This scenic village is best known for the many temples it houses of which the most renowned ones are the Thayankavu Temple, Elamannam Sanakaranarayanan Temple and Siva Temple-near Ambalanada.

The Siva Temple of Thenkurussi carries with it a history and heritage that date back to centuries. Festivals such as Ayyapanvilakku, Shivarathri, Navarathri, Thiruvathira in Dhanu, Vishu, Uthradam and Thiruvonam are celebrated with great fervor in this temple. This spot is a gateway to both Nelliampathi and Nenmara and is an ideal place for travelers who want a taste of heritage and divinity.


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