Pancha means five in Malayalam. The Pancha Pandava Temples are five temples situated in five regions of Central Travancore – Thrichitat, Thiruppuliyoor, Thiruvaranmula, Thiruvanvandoor and Thrikkodithanam. The legend behind these temples are associated with the Pandavas. While on a pilgrimage, they visited Kerala and each of them installed the idols of Lord Vishnu on the banks of the river Pampa and nearby places. Legend says that in Thrichitat it was Yuddhishtra, in Tiruppuliyoor Bheema, in Thiruvaranmula Arjuna, in Thiruvanvandoor Nakula and in Thrikkodithanam Sahadeva placed the idols and offered worship. Malayali devotees believe that visiting and offering worship at all these five temples on the same day is especially meritorious. It is believed that devotees must visit Thrichitat Temple first, then Thiruppuliyoor, then Thiruvaranmula, then Thiruvanvandoor and finally the Thrikkodithanam temple. These temples are situated in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Kottayam districts and are included among the 108 Divyadesams praised by 12 Tamil Alvars.
How To Reach
Easily accessible from Parthasarathy Residency,