Navamukunda Temple, Ponnani Overview

Located in a small village Thirunavaya on the banks of River Bharath, Navamukunda Temple is an ancient temple of great religious significance. The temple is dedicated to Navamukhundan Vishnu while other idols present in the temple are of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganapathy.

The temple derives its name from Nava Mukunda, since it was the ninth idol installed. Other eight idols installed in the temple by a group of nine saints disappeared while the ninth was already half beneath the earth. It was stopped by chanting mantras and prayers. Visit this temple on the day of Amavasi and Kartitaka to witness the ritual known as 'Pithru Tharpanam'.

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