Main Customs in Kerala Temples
Enter the temple with an absolute sense of devotion.
Only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple.
Do not touch the temple priests.
Do not enter the Nalambalam during Nivedyam.
Do not take video camera, mobile phone etc. inside the Nalambalam.
Do not touch on the altar stones (Balikkallu) by foot and hand.
Devotees can purify themselves by washing hands and feet or by taking bath in temple pond and can enter the temple preferably with wet clothes.
Do not enter the temple wearing shirt, banyan, pyjama, lungi, chequered clothes, chapels etc. Devotees must keep them outside the temple.
Immediately after marriage , the couples should not enter the Nalambalam.
Do not spit in the temple premises.
Do not retain babies and children for a long time within the Nalambalam.
Put the amount you wish to offer in the Bandaram (Hundi) only and do not throw your offerings in to the Sreekovil.
Follow the temple rules and regulations, so that all can comfortably worship the Lord.
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