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Annapoorneshwari Temple

Overview


The Agalpadi Durga Parameshwari Temple is located in Kasargod, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The other deity here is Lord Shiva as Gadhadhary. The temple is owned by Karadey Brahmins who migrated from Maharashtra to Thulunadu (the old name of this region) 600 years back. Sri Durgaparameshwari is worshiped as Annapoorneshwari and annadaanam is very popular here.


Festivals


The Magha festival, a 6-day celebration, begins on Panchami in the Malayalam month of Magha. Other festivals include Vishu, Navaratri, Kartika Pournami, Pratistha Dinam and Ugadi. The first Tuesday after Sankramana is an important day at Agalpadi Durga Parameshwari Temple.


Accessibility


Kerala has 2 international airports - in Thiruvananthapuram and in Kochi. Most parts in and out of Kerala are connected by around 200 railway stations, and have a lot of bus and car services as well.


Temple Address


Durga Parameshwari Temple, Agalpady,
Kasaragod District, Kerala.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Nourishment
  • Wisdom
  • Renunciation
Shlokas

Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te

Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.

Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha

Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.

Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi

Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.

Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam

Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).

Timings

The temple is open from 06:00 AM - 11:00 AM and From 04:30 PM - 08:30 PM

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