Sri Naduthala Bhagavathi Temple is one of the ancient temples in Trivandrum with a history of about 500 years. The temple is situated in Pujappura, 5 km away from Trivandrum railway station/ Bus Station and 15 km away from Trivandrum Airport.
About The Temple
The Divine Mother known as Naduthala Bhagavathi is the form of Durga Devi. Apart from the main deity, the temple complex consists of temples for Ganesh, Muruga, Nagas and other small deities. The pleasant atmosphere gives mental peace and harmony. This temple has a long history.
History of the Temple
History of this temple is that the male head of the Naduthala veedu family installed the deity of Devi as goddess of martial arts. Yogishwaran, Manthira Moorthi, Shakti Swaroopan, Brahmarakshas, Bhoothathan, Marutha are other deities of the temple.
One of the main offerings of the temple is pori (puffed rice) which is made by roasting rice harvested from the temple paddy fields. Earlier, the people worshiped a sculptured wooden seat and deer’s horn. Later a concrete idol of Devi was installed in front of the wooden top and was worshiped. As time passed the idol got damaged. The idol was replaced with a new one and the wooden top and deer horn were burnt in fire. A Ganapathi idol was also placed south to the main deity.
After the replacement the Devaprasna was again conducted and it was found that the goddess who was in the angry form of durga Devi had transformed to peaceful form of durga Devi. In devaprashna it was also found that this form of durga Devi is the most gracious and will bring goodness to the people.
It is believed that the Devi and Lord Mahadev of Kushakodu share a husband and wife relation. As per the directives of Sage Kusava, the Devi goes to Kushakodu temple riding atop an elephant once in every 3 years. On the way to Kushakodu temple, Devi alights at Kalmandapam and is offered puja from aayirvallikavu. On arrival at Kushakodu temple, Devi goes around the temple and is kept opposite to Mahadev and lamps are lit before the idols. After evening puja, the Devi departs Kushkodu and leaves for the Naduthalla temple. There is a belief that Mahadev sends his body guards along for safety. After Devi reaches the temple they return to Mahadev after feast and songs. After Devi enters temple puja is offered to the Devi whose image is made on the floor by colour powders. This is the only moment when women are allowed to worship the deity in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. After that the image is erased by the head priest using a betel nut Inflorescence.
Nadathurakkal - 05:30 AM
Nirmalyadarsanam & Abhishekavum - 06:00 AM
Usha Puja – 07:00 AM
Ucha Puja - 09:30 AM
Nata Thurappu (Opening of Srikovil) - 05:00 PMDeeparadhana - 06:45 PM
Athazhappuja and Nada Adappu - 07:40 PM
Bhagavatha Saptaha Yajnam
The nearest airport is Trivandrum Airport.
The nearest railway station is Trivandrum railway station.
The nearest major bus terminal is Trivandrum Bus Station.
Naduthala Sri Bhagavathi Temple,
RegNo : 381/177, Pujappura,
Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Get married to a person of a girl's choice
- Health and longevity of husband
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.