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Aryankuzhi Devi Temple

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Proper name  Aryankuzhi Devi Temple
State  Kerala
Primary deity  Aryankuzhi Bhagavathi
Country  India
Location  Aryankuzhi
Aryankuzhi Devi Temple
Address  Kamaleshwaram Highway Link Rd, Kamaleshwaram, Thrimoorthy Nagar, Manacaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695009
District  Thiruvananthapuram district
Similar  Konchiravila Devi Temple, Kamaleswaram Mahadeva Temple, Nemom railway station, Mukkolakkal Bhagawathi Temple, Irumkulangara Durga Devi Temple

Aryankuzhi Devi Temple is a famous devi temple located at Aryankuzhi, Trivandrum district, Kerala, India.

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Legend

The legend says that, when a few children were playing, one of them fell down hitting on a sedimentary rock. Soon after that, the rock started bleeding. Astrological observations confirmed the presence of divinity in the stone and the people around the area started worshiping the rock which eventually turned out to a famous temple in southern Kerala.

Deities and sub-deities

Aryankuzhi Devi Temple enshrines a Swayambhu (self originated) Panchaloha idol of Goddess Parvati – a manifestation of Goddess Shakti.

The main upadevathas on the premises are

  1. Lord Ganesh
  2. Nagaraja
  3. Brahmarakshassu
  4. Maadan Thampuran
  5. Yakshi Amma

Important Months

  • Kanni - Navarathri aghosham is a famous festival,which attracts large number of devotees. On Vijayadasami day of the Navarathri utsavam, Vidyarambham is conducted.
  • Vrishchikam - The Vrishchicka Mandala mahotsavam (festival) is celebrated during the entire period of mandalam season.
  • Meenam - The annual festival of the temple comes in Meenam. It begins with inviting and placing Bhagawathy in pacha panthal(Hut made of green palm leaves). Ooroottu is the major festival celebrated at Mukkolakkal Bhagavathy Temple annually. Also known as Ooroottu Maholtsavam, the festival starts on the Thiruonam nakshatra in the Malayalam month of Meenam. Parakkezhunnallippu (Ezhunallippu or Royal Procession of the deity atop an elephant), Pongala, Kuthiyottam, traditional music and dance programs, and colourful fireworks held at the temple premises are major attractions of the Mukkolackal Temple festival.
  • Medam - Vishu festival.
  • Karkidakam - Aadi chovva festival.
  • Temple timings

    Aryankuzhi Devi Temple opens daily at 4.45 AM in the morning for Palliyunarthal ceremony and closes at 8.00 PM after Athazha Pooja and Deeparadhana. The morning worship timings are from 4.45 AM to 10.35 AM. And the evening worship timings are from 5.00 PM to 8.00 PM. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the temple closes at 8.30 PM after special Pooja offerings.

    References

    Aryankuzhi Devi Temple Wikipedia


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