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Alappuzha»Mannarassala Snake Temple

Worshippers of the Naga (Serpent God) have always built their temples in groves where serpents are aplenty. Mannarassala is the largest serpent temple with 30,000 images of serpent Gods and has hundreds of snakes living around the temple. Childless women come to the temple and pray to be blessed with the gift of motherhood. When their prayers are answered they return for thanksgiving, with offerings equalling the weight of the baby born to them.