Pilgrim Centers

In religion and spirituality, a pilgrimage is a long journey or search of great moral significance. Sometimes, it is a journey to a sacred place or shrine of importance to a person's beliefs and faith. Members of every major religion participate in pilgrimages. A person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim. India is the most popular in pilgrimage tourism because it is the land of every religion like Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Jain.

Thottuva Temple

Thottuva temple is situated on the Perumbavoor- Kodanad route one kilometer away from Thottuva junction in Koovapady panchayat at Ernakulam district. Devotees can also reach the temple via Kalady - Malayattoor route from the Thottuva junction boat jetty. The presiding deity is Dhanwanthiri and the idol is almost six feet tall and facing east. On the right hand the lord holds Amrith and with the left hand the lord holds Atta, Shanku and Chakra. Sub deities are Ayyappan, Ganapathy, Bhadrakali and Rakshas.

Distance: 500 mtrs from Norhomes

Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam

Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam is an eight-story memorial built by Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt. The entrance to the memorial, guarded by two elephant statues, leads to the Paduka Mandapam. Two silver knobs represent the padukas, or wooden sandals of the Teacher. The walls of the memorial feature framed relief paintings that tell the story of Adi Sankaracharya. Several large statues of Ganapati, Adi Sankara, and others are also housed in this memorial.

Distance: 8 km from Norhomes

Malayatoor Church

Malayatoor Church is dedicated to St. Thomas, who is believed to have prayed at this shrine. One of the most important Christian pilgrim centres in Kerala, this holy shrine attracts devotees in very large numbers not only from Kerala but also from the neighbouring states. This famous church is situated at Kurisumudi, a verdant hill in the Western Ghats girdled partially by the Periyar (river). The Church has a life-size statue of St. Thomas and the imprint of the feet of the Apostle on a rock.

Distance: 5 km from Norhomes

Chelamattom Dakshina Kasi Sreekrishna Temple

LORD KRISHNA says in the Bhagvad Gita that for protection of the virtuous, destruction of the wicked and establishment of dharma, Lord Mahavishnu took 'avatar' in every yuga whenever there is decline in dharma and rise in adharma: of the 10 Principal 'avatars' taken by Him, popularly known as Dasavatara, Ghelamattam, a sleepy village near Perumbavoor on the bank of Periyar (where it flows from west to east) in Kunnathunadu taluk, Ernakulam District, is blessed with three 'avatars' - Lord Krishna, Lord Narasimha and Lord Vamana.

Distance: 6 km from Norhomes

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple is the most famous temple in kerala. Two main deities are presiding here which can be seen in Melekkavu and Keezkkavu. Rajarajeswari is presiding in Melkkavu. Keezhkkavu bhagavathy is badrakali in ugra form.Other sub deities are Brahma, Shiva, Ganapathy, Muruga and Ayyappa. Large number of devotees comes to Keezhkkavu bhagavathy to get rid of evil spirit.Guruthy pooja is special here.

Distance: 36 km from Norhomes

Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa temple

Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa temple, the oldest and most important Dharmasasthav temple is believed to be consecrated by Parasurama maharshi. Situated deep in the forest and surrounded by 18 hills, this shrine draws millions of devotees every year. The pilgrimage culminates on a grueling 4 km journey on foot through dense forest to reach the shrine.All devotees embarking on this pilgrimage are treated as Ayyappa, irrespective of their caste, religion or social status creating the true spirit of Tatvamasi

Distance: 149 km from Norhomes

Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple

Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple is one of the most important and sacred pilgrim centres of Kerala. Located in the Guruvayur town of Thrissur district in Kerala ,India it is easily accessible by road and rail. The presiding deity is MahaVishnu, in standing posture with four hands carrying Sankhu(conch), Sudarshana chakram (a serrated disk),lotus and mace. He is worshipped as Balakrishna, the full avatar (Purnaavatara) of Mahavishnu.

Distance: 89 km from Norhomes

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple is situated at Kodungallur in Thrissur District. Presiding deity badrakali is situated with Saptamaatrukkal, Vasoorimala and Kshethrapalakan. One of the supreme temple which is installed by Parasurama. It is believed that this temple built in the period of Cheran Chenguttavan.This is the most ancient temple in the northern part of Kerala. It was one among the first temple which removed the caste and religion restrictions of people for worshipping temple

Distance: 43 km from Norhomes

Cheraman Juma Masjid

The significance of Cheraman Juma Masjid in the Muziris Heritage Project lies in the fact that it is the first mosque in India. It stands in the district of Thrissur in Kerala, on the Parur-Kodungalloor road. It was built in 629 AD by Malik Ibn Dinar. Kunjikuttan Thampuran who is known as Kerala Vyasa has expressed the view that this was an ancient Buddhavihar that was gifted to the Muslims for the construction of a mosque.The oral tradition is that Cheraman Perumal, the Chera king, went to Arabia where he met the Prophet and embraced Islam.

Distance: 43 km from Norhomes

Potta-Divine Retreat Ministry

The Potta-Divine retreat ministry is part of the renewal movement of the Vincentian Congregation of India, based on the spiritual traditions bequeathed by St. Vincent de Paul. "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor" (Lk 4:18) This was taken by St.Vincent as a special motto for his own ministry and that of the society of priests that he founded. The Vincentian Congregation, patterned on the society of priests founded by St. Vincent de Paul, was started in India in 1904.

Distance: 31 km from Norhomes

Nearby Ashrams

Art of Living

Founded in 1981 by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organization operates globally in 155 countries and has touched the lives of over 370 million people. The programs are guided by Gurudev's philosophy of peace: "Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace."

Distance: 200 mtrs from Norhomes

Mangala Bharathi Ashram

Matha Jyotirmayi had received sanyasadeeksha from Guru Nitya Chaithanya Yati and started Mangala Bharathi Ashram at Thotuva, Ernakulam Dist. in 1984. The Ashram conducts regular study classes for women on the philosophy of the Guru and study camps for children. This Ashram is under Sree Narayana Gurukulam. All the functions of the Ashram are conducted under the direction and leadership of Sri Muni Narayana Prasad Swamy.

Distance: 500 mtrs from Norhomes