Neeleshwar is named after an avatar of God Shiva that was called Neelakandeswaran. The city in Kerala is popular for a large number of temples and elaborate festivals celebrated by the locals. Tourists throng to Nileshwar to observe the religious rites and ceremonies followed at the temple festivals. They also spend their holiday perusing through the ancient South Indian palaces, sacred kavuus and bustling bazaars.
Pooram Festivities at Pallikkara Bhagavathi Temple
The Pooram festival in particular draws in domestic as well as foreign travelers to Cheermakkavu who revel in the merry festivities at the time of Meenam. The venue is the Pallikkara Bhagavathi Temple where innumerable devotees gather in traditional sarees and lungis sporting ornaments of solid gold. There are devotional songs sung, dances performed and pujas undertaken during Meenam. The entire shrine is decorated with brilliant lights and innumerable flowers, adding to the beauty of the temple.
Tourism in Nileswaram
People traveling to the cultural capital of North Malabar can head to the esteemed Kadanjathoor Sree Krishna Temple in town. The ancient shrine is supposed to be the site of Lord Krishna’s birth. There is a great pond at the site that is said to exude divinity along with the rest of the temple that was once a marvelous structure prior to it being assaulted by Tipu Sultan.
Theyyam is a notable religious event that uses kavus and tharavads of the city as a venue. The Alingal Sree Bhadra Kali Temple is a one-of-a-kind shrine worshipping Goddess Kali that is worth a visit.