The Mannarasala Temple is not only ancient but it is one of the few temples in the country that is devoted to the serpent god (Nagaraja). This is one of the largest temple complexes in Kerala. Snakes reside in the forest glades and the temple as ode to the snake god is also located on the forest glade.
The temple is famous granting a child to infertile women. Once blessed with a child they come back to offer prayer as a thank you. The history of the temple is embodied with various stories but once you enter the premises you will be greeted with around 30,000 images of snakes. There is a special turmeric paste that is available within the temple complex and is believed to have curative powers.