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Thirunelly Temple

Set in the idyllic backdrop of the Brahmagiri hills near Mananthavady in Wayanad district, Thirunelly charms you not only with its pristine, scenic beauty and the chattering streams of the Papanasini spring, but also the serene, calm ambience of the Vishnu temple in the valley.
It is believed that Lord Brahma, the Creator, himself installed the idol of the presiding deity of the temple – Lord Vishnu, the Preserver– and the second member of the Trinity in Hindu mythology.
Even the very names of the hills and streams of Thirunelly bear a divine charm – Brahmagiri, the hills of Brahma; Papanasini, the destroyer of sins and so on. Considered a destination of immense beauty and drawn by the divine power of its deity, visitors stream to Thirunelli throughout the year except during heavy monsoons.