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.