Thiruvanvandoor lies near Pandanad, Kerala which is believed to be founded by the Pandavas during their exile period. The region of Pandanad and neighboring villages have many Hindu templesVanavathukkara that bear historic and architectural value. A popular temples in the Thiruvanvandoor region are Thiruvanvandoor Mahashetram and Sree Gosalakrishna Temple.
sree gosalakrishna temple is the famous temple nearer to the ancient temple Thiruvanvandoor Mahashetram build by pandava (nakula),these two temples are in the same compound,nakula workshipped lord vishnu at the time of vanavasam . gosalakrishna temple was built in modern day(around 50 years) by the devoties of different kara(villages) A major event is the annual festival where Temple Elephants are used.