Pazhanchira Devi Temple is a Hindu temple situated between Ambalathara, Thiruvananthapuram and Paravankunnu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. It is about 6 kilometres to the southeast of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram city. This temple is dedicated to Devi
About The Temple
Pazhanchira Devi temple is one of the ancient temples in south India. The temple is beautified with carvings of the various manifestations of the god and goddess. The Trust undertakes and monitors the work related to the renovation of the temple, improvement of the roads leading to the temple, expansion of areas for Ponkala, and provision of facilities for the devotees to worship in the temple. Pazhanchira, the spiritual oasis stands as a testimony to the creative manifestation of Pazhanchira Devi's divine vision, enabling humankind to tread the path of Dharma (righteousness), by understanding and transforming oneself, in the most difficult period of Kaliyuga.
Legend and Stories
Pazhanchira Devi temple is said to be built by the Sidha Yogi in the 13th century. They worshipped the Devi in the Sri Kovil inside the temple. Later it became the goddess Pazhanchira Devi’s temple.
There is a Sarpa Kavu (abode of snakes) outside the Shri Kovil. Naga Pooja is performed here. The surrounding of Sarpa Kavu is full of shady trees. People believe that those who do this pooja, will be cured from diseases affecting eyes, skin and so on.
Aiswarya Mahalakshmi pooja is also done here in Sri Pazhanchira Devi temple, Thiruvananthapuram during every full moon day. It is a one hour pooja starting from 5.00 pm in the evening and ends at 6.00 pm. Mainly this pooja is performed for curing diseases and for the happiness in the family.
Morning: - 05:30 am to 10:00am (All days of the week)
Evening: -05:00 pm to 08:00 pm (All days of the week)
The annual festival of this temple starts during the Malayalam Month 'Meenam' on 'Makiram' day. Special poojas are also performed during the Navarathri and Mahanavami days. Kanyakapooja is a special pooja conducted here during the Mahanavami day. This pooja is conducted by worshipping the young girls and presenting those gifts and clothes. Samooha Laksharchana is done during this day in the presence of thousands of devotees.
How to reach Sree Pazhanchira Devi Temple
Nearest airport: - Thiruvananthapuram airport.
Nearest Railway station: - Thiruvananthapuram station.
Nearest Bus stop: - Ambalathara bus stop.
Sree Pazhanchira Devi Temple,
Near Trivandrum - Vizhinjam road,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695026.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For cure from diseases affecting eyes
- skin problem cure
- For happiness in the family
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Vishnu Maayethi Sabdita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations again and again to the Devi who resides in the name of Vishnu's maya in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Chetanetyaabhi Dheeyate Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as consciousness in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Nidraa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as sleep in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Kshudhaa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as hunger in all beings.