Sree Vallabha Temple, Thiruvalla,Kerala
Sreevallabha temple is positioned in Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta district in the state of Kerala, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Sreevallabha and Lord Sudharsanamoorthy. The temple is now administered by the Travancore Devaswom Board.
The temple is built in the beautiful architectural style. The temple is surrounded on all sides by 12 ft tall red granite compound walls with a two-storied tower. This huge wall was built in 57 BC and is believed that it was completed in a single night by bhoothagana of The Lord. Also, there is a big pond covering 1.5 acres with a copper flagstaff on its southern bank. The position of kshethra palan or temple guard which is strictly built in all temples on northern side is found here just in front of Ganapathy’s shrine. North east to pradakshina veethi, a self originated pond called Jalavanthi or Khandakarna theerthem which is believed to contain 64 hidden idols of the Lord is seen. It is for only the use of priests. Constructed in the 57 BC, a 3 feet massive idol of Garuda is placed on the top of it facing the main sanctum. Two namaskara mandapam are built against both doors of sanctum-sanctorum and only Brahmins are allowed there. The eastern mandapam is 24 feet long square building and stands on 12 wooden and 4 stone pillars. All these are well known for their fine carvings. No other temples ever have enshrined Lord Vishnu and Lord Sudarsana under same roof.