Thirunavaya, a sacred place for Hindus, was the venue main for Mamangam, an imposing assembly of Kerala leaders celebrated every 12 years. This legendary festival was held for the last time in 1766. Located on the north bank of the Bharathapuzha River, Thirunavaya has immense religious value for Hindus.
The Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple is also a renowned pilgrim centre. People throng to the banks of Bharathapuzha River here, to perform the last rites for the departed souls during Karkidakavavu. The site of MelpatthurIllam, the home of the great poet, Melppatthur Narayana Bhattathiri; author of Narayaneeyam, is about 2 miles from here. Thirunavaya is situated 8 km south of Tirur in Malappuram district and now acts as the venue for the annual Sarvodaya Mela.
How to Reach Thirunavaya Mahadeva Temple:
The Nearest railway station is at Thirunavaya, which is about 2 km.
The Nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, which is about 32 km.