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There are three important temples near Thirunavaya and worshippers coming to Thirunavaya visit these temples as a part of their customary 'ritual visit of four temples' (Naalambala Yaathra).

Triprangode Maha Deva Temple

Triprangode Maha Deva Temple or Siva Kshethram is situated at Triprangode, a serene village, 4 KMs to the West of Thirunavaya Temple and can be reached by taking a deviation to the left from a junction which is just one KM from the Thirunavaya Temple, on the road to Tirur.

The main deity of this temple is the Maha Sivan (Great Siva) who rescued the young boy Maarkandeya from the Kaala Paasam (the time noose) of Yama (the god of Death). The connection between Navamukunda Temple and Triprangode Siva Temple is mentioned in the ancient Classic 'Maarkkandeya Puraanam'. The main offerings (vazhipads) of this temple are 'Sanghabhishekam' and 'Mruthyunjaya Homam'.

Alathiyur Perum Thrikkovil (Hanuman kavu)

Alathiyur Perum Thrikkovil is situated in a village Poyilissery, 6 KMs from Tirunavaya and 2 KMs from Triprangode.

It is widely known, all over Kerala, as Hanuman Kaavu. However, the prime deity is Sree Ramaswamy. On his right side, just adjacent to the main Sreekovil , Bhaktha Hanuman is seated in another Sreekovil, as if listening to the 'Seetha Rahasyam'. It is generally believed that this deity (Hanuman) is powerful enough to grant whatever is prayed for. The main offering (vazhipadu) of this temple is 'Avil Nivedyam'

Trikkandiyur Maha Deva Temple

At Tirur, 10 KMs from Thirunavaya, is the famous Trikkandiyur Maha Deva Temple. It is close to Thunjan Parambu, the birth place of Thunjath Ezhuthachan, the 'Father of Malayalam Language'.

The main idol of this temple, the Siva Lingam, is believed to have been consecrated by Lord Parasurama himself, an incarnation of Vishnu. An idol of Parasurama is also worshipped here.

This temple is one of the Mahakshetrams (great temples from ancient times) of Kerala. It has the distinction of being the only temple in which a pooja is performed before Nirmalyam (the ritual purification). This pooja is known as Sakthi Pooja now and was earlier known as 'Sarkkara Pooja'. It is performed during the 41-day long Mandala Pooja period of Lord Ayyappa. Goddess Parvathi (Consort of Siva) who is considered the divine personification of Prakruti (Nature) and Sakthi (Power/Energy) is made to be present beside Lord Siva through the ritual of Aavaahanam (invitation).