There are some temples in Kerala where the Deities are specialists in curing certain diseases.Not only Temple deities there are so many Muslim Masjids and Christian Churches also in this category like 'Beema Palli Masjid'
of Trivandrum and 'Manarcaud Christian Church' of Kottayam where thousands of devotees visit to get cure certain diseases.
Ettumanoor Temple:- At Ettumanoor temple which is a famous Shiva Temple, near Kottayam there is a
hanging oil lamp which is known as 'Keda Vilakku' which means it is not ever put out after igniting it centuries ago and keeps on burning
till now.It is believed that it was installed and lighted by Lord Shiva himself in a disguise form.On the upper
cover of the brass oil lamp the smoke gets 'sooty' as black stain and women use it to apply on their eye lids
which cures their eye ailments.Not for women only but anybody suffering from chronic eye ailments of any type other
than short sight and long sight will be cured by applying this sooty ash paste in their eyes.
Staying in the temple for several days and participating in the Pooja rituals will cure 'Fits' which is a disease
of the brain.
Chamravattom Sastha temple:-This temple which is stuated in Malappuram District at Thiroor is very famous.
This temple is surrounded by a river and during rainy season the temple used to get immersed in water but
the Sanctum will not be fully immersed in water.The temple priest perform pooja rituals during those days sitting in the water.This temple deity will cure skin diseases is the belief.Participate in the pooja rituals of the temple for
several days and by praying to him chronic skin disease will be cured.
Thakazhy Sastha Temple:-The oil which is given after anointing of the temple deity is a wonderful medicine to cure several ailments like Rheumatism,T.B,Diseases of the liver etc.The patients has to stay in the temple for
several days to witness pooja rituals and has to take in the oil as per the instruction of the priests and temple authorities.This temple is situated 4km
from Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.
Thiruvizha Temple:- This temple is situated in Alleppey Distrct at the place Cherthala.In this temple for centuries they prepare a medicine from Ayurvedic herbs which will remove ailments caused by
food poisoning.Some people believes that certain food items mixed together will be given to enemies to make them ill.Such materials will deposit in the intestine and may cause ailments is the belief.Even if it is true or false by drinking the medicine from the temple the patient will vomit and his ailments will be cured.Several stomach problems are also cured by this medicine which the patients has to stay in the temple and has to take it according to the instructions given.It is believed that this medicine also cures madness,leprosy and piles also.
Achankovil Temple:-This temple is situated at Aryankavu, at the place Achankovil of Pathanapuram Thaluk in Kollam District.The holy water which is known as ' Theertham' which is obtained after anointing the deity
cures snake poison.If poisonous snake bites somebody in that locality they are brought to that temple and the holy water 'theertham' is given to drink and the same is used to wash the wound.The patient will
be cured without any other medicine is a reality.
Oachira Temple:-There is actually no temple or priest in this very ancient Shiva temple. People in large numbers
visits there every day.Every day thousands of people are given free food in this temple premises which is made possible from the donations of the devotees itself.Lord Shiva is known as 'Parabrahma' here. Small replica of human organs made from wood have to be submitted at this temple to get cure the ailments of that organ.For example if a devotee is having pain on the right hand a small wooden right hand is submitted there and his pain will be relieved.
Guruvayoor Temple:-The oil which is obtained after anointing of the deity of 'Sree Krishna' at the world famous Guruvayoor temple is used as a medicine in rheumatism.The oil can be purchased from the temple.
Kumaranellur Temple:-The turmeric powder available from this temple is used as a medicine for skin diseases,poisoning,head ache etc.This temple is situated 5km from Kottayam.
Adithyapuram temple:-This temple dedicated to 'Soorya' which is the Sun God is special because such temples are
very rare.Sundays are most auspicious here and staying in this temple for several days to participate in the
pooja rituals are necessary to cure skin diseases and eye ailments.
There are many other temples in this category where devotees visit and perform pooja rituals expecting the
cure of some chronic ailments.Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple,Mavelikkara Sree Krishna temple,
Kottarakkara Ganapaty temple,Sree Kanteswaram temple Thiruvananthapuram,Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple Trivandrum,
Cherthala Karthyayani temple,Sanghummukham Devi temple Trivandrum,Thrippunithura Poornathrayeesa temple,Thiru Vazhappally,
Pamba Ganapathy etc are some of the temples devotees visit to cure their diseases.