Vellamassery Garudan Kavu
The only one Garuda Temple in India is situated in Malappuram district in Kerala near Tirur, which is known as Vellamassery Garudan Kavu Temple. Very near to it there is a Mahavishnu Temple in Koormavathara form. This Garuda Temple is about 1800 years old. Worshipping here is mainly meant for easy recovery from diseases and for relief from serpent poisons. All Sundays are important here especially the 41 days of Mandalakalam (From November 16th to December 28th).
To the Hindus, Garuda is the Lord without beginning and without end. He is born and eternal in the true sense God incarnation. He is adorned and worshipped as supreme Lord.
According to our epics and legends prevailing in the local area, this is the only temple of Garuda in his flying form in this country. The idols here have been shown their own special features.