I introduced into the concept of World Wide Web,
i thought of developing a web site which gives valuable
information to everyone. I have uploaded my own Home
Page in early 1999 in Yahoo Geocities!, just to make
an online identity for me as all others does. The
idea behind this site "The Kerala Temples" comes
from a mail from an unknown, which i have found in
my mail box. That mail was from a foreigner where
he wanted to visit kerala for pilgrimage. He was
guiding me to do something useful for everyone instead
of working on my own Home Page. There strucked the
Its true that we are neglecting our 1,000+ year old culture, where all other
countries cherish their culture. Why its so??? Why we indians dont care for
our own culture, where our culture receives respect from other countries even???
Coming back to Temples in Kerala, It has valuable stories and secrets to tell,
but here no one wanted to hear. We are ignoring all our cultural values and
rich traditions. I scare that if we continue to ignore, coming generation may
completely forget our values and traditions.
The Temples in Kerala has been all the time an amazing factor for its uniqueness
in structure, rituals, customs, offerings, festivals and all. Some of these
are even connected with our great epics Ramayana and Mahabharatha. The national
agenda for us, therefore, shall be to preserve and nurture this invaluable
tradition that has been bequeathed to us from time immemorial and thereby to
uphold the greatness of our culture. I have been receiving number of queries
regarding the temples of Kerala, the pooja timings, special offerings etc.,
mostly from the people abroad. This points out that the temple, especially
in Kerala, has been more and more relevant than ever it was. It is on this
account that I have made a humble and sincere effort to introduce and give
details regarding our temples to the aspirants anywhere in the world, through
Frankly speaking, there are no such sites still developed to give full information
of all temples situated in Kerala. Here I am introducing more than 1500 temples
in front of you. Not only by just giving its name, but also you can have comprehensive
information about temples in kerala like temple photo, places, offerings, specialties
and much more.
The Site "The Kerala Temples.com" is designed for giving every information
about all the temples in Kerala. I know it is not an easy task nowadays to
gather information about ancient temples in Kerala. But I take it as a challenge
Around 1500 temples in Kerala
-> Temple Offerings
-> Temple Routes
-> Temple Specialities
-> Temple Festivals
-> Temple Pooja Timings
-> Temple Know more
-> Temple Architecture
-> 108 Durga Temples
-> 108 Vishnu Temples
-> 108 Siva Temples
-> 108 Sastha Temple
Know more each deities
Believe it or Not - Special Offerings
Slokas, Sthrothrams & Pancharathnamala
and many more.....
In addition to that, you can also access our "Know More" facility,
which gives more information about temples, special topics and hot information.
1. Identifying temples
Listing out all temples in kerala is a tremendous task. There
is no single point source exists where we will get all names of temples exists
in kerala. There are so many ancient temples exists in kerala where we don't
have any source of information.
We started from scratch, listing all registered temples from devaswam boards
and authenticate books available in the market. There exists other temples
also, which are not listed devaswam board. The temples which are owned by particular
family or village. We tried to include those temples also.
Duplication of temples is another challenge we faced. Most of temple's name
associated with place of the temple or speciality of that particular temple.
Main problem we faced is that conversion of temple names from Malayalam to
English. And we tried our maximum to reduce duplication of temples. More and
more temples keep on adding in this site.
2. Collecting and Authenticate information
Next process was gathering information of temples which we
have listed out. We have collected information by visiting those temples, known
facts, discussing with authentic persons in temples, books available in the
market and also web sites of famous temples also. Its true that we have searched
in web for knowing information and we tried to scrutinies it for its perfection.
We have tried maximum to ensure atleast mandatory information of temples are
ensured in this site like temple place, temple route, temple deity and its
The major challenge we face here is the authenticity of the information we
provided. Even its sounds easy, its not at all an easy-go procedure to authenticate
what we have. We are trying our maximum to provide authenticate information
through this site.
3. Online identity (space in net)
The first version of this site was uploaded in web named
www.kerala-temples.com. That project was started in early 2001 with low cost
budget. Due to inactivity of the site and inability to extend the paid service
for domain, we have forced to remove the site from server.
The second version of the site, with much more rich data and technically best
have been uploaded in Googlepages.com server in the year 2008, which comes
free from Google. Thanks to googlepages for providing web space with identity
The third version of this site (the site you are seeing now) is uploaded in
2009 with our own unique domain www.thekeralatemples.com
4. Promoting the site (Search Engine Submission)
The next challenge we faced was promoting our site. Obviously,
ultimate aim of a web site is accomplished only if it is being listed in search
engines and reachable to all intended visitors. We have successfully submitted
the same web site into Google Search Engine and regular monitoring is being
done. This site is Search Engine Optimized and complies Google Web master guidlines.
Almost all pages of this site has been indexed in google search engine.
We have successfully submitted our web site into other search engines like
Yahoo, MSN, AltaVista, Alltheweb etc.
More and more pages are adding to this site day by day. We also solicit your
co-operation by giving us the details of temples, other than provided in our
web, within your knowledge. It is only your magnanimous patronage that really
translates our ambitions to reality. We are beholden to you for your kind helping
hand in this noble venture.
Visitors can submit temple details to us, so that we can update it in our site.
Those who wants to submit
temple details in one simple step click
Action Plan of this Project
1. Listing out all temples in kerala ----------------------- Completion
Listing all temples in kerala from various sources like books, devaswam boards,
known facts etc.
2. Identifying each temples listed
in this site ------------ In Progress
Gathering and verifying information of listed temples and make sure atleast
minimum required data is provided such as Temple deities, Temple route etc
3. Kerala Map wise temple location
---------------------- Expected 2012 mid
A page where visitors can locate particular temple in Kerala Map. This map
will give clear idea of all temples location at a glance
4. Temple Search ----------------------------------------
Expected 2012 end
An easy search option for this site so that visitors can search particular
temple by name/place/address/specialities
5. Festival/Event Calendar ------------------------------
Expected 2012 end
A global calendar with temples festivals or events so that visitors can come
to know specialities of particular day as well as famous festivals of temples.