Malayala Brahma Temple, Sringeri

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If time permits, then tourists on a trip to Sringeri are 'recommended' to visit the Malayala Brahma Temple. The main deity of the temple is Kshetra Palaka, popular as Malayala Brahma among the natives. As per popular folklore, a Malayala Brahmana Scholar was turned into a Brahma Raksha for not sharing knowledge; however, Sage Vidyaranya asked him to serve as a Kshetra Palaka. The idol of the presiding deity is located on the left of the entrance of the Sharadamba Temple with a mace in its hands.

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