The Sreevaraham Mukkolakkal Bhagavathy Temple is a famous Devi temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. One of the renowned Goddess Temples in Kerala, Sri Varaham Mukkolackal Bhagavathi Temple is situated at Sreevaraham, on the south-east of Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple in Trivandrum. The temple is situated on the south of the famous Sreevaraham Lakshmi Varaha Temple. Mukkolakkal Bhagavathy Temple enshrines a Swayambhu (self originated) Panchaloha idol ofGoddess Parvati – a manifestation of Goddess Shakti. The temple also has sub shrines dedicated to Lord Ganapathi, Nagaraja (the Serpent God), Brahma Rakshas, Thampuran and Yakshi Amma.
About The Deity
The presiding deity is a Swayambhu Panchaloha idol of Goddess Parvathi. Other deities in the temple include Lord Ganesh, Lord Nagaraja, Lord Maadan Thampuran and Goddess Yakshi Amma.
Legend and Stories
Legend has it that the Goddess Kannaki (Kannagi) of South Indian epic Silapathikaram, took rest at Mukkolakkal while traveling to her abode at Kodungallur after annihilating King Pandya of Madurapuri. Mukkolackal later emerged into a major religious place of worship.
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. Other major festivals celebrated in the temple include Aadi Chovva, Vinayaka Chathurthi, Navaratri and Vijayadashami, Mandala Chirappu, Ayilya Pooja, Sree Lalitha Sahasranama Kodiarchana (held once in 3 years) and Suvasini Pooja.
Best Season To Visit
Sreevaraham Mukkolakkal Bhagavathy 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.
The nearest airport is the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport at a distance of 5 kms from the temple. Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the nearest railway station to reach the temple. Mukkolakkal is a small locale situated near Sreevaraham, which is just 1.5 km away from Trivandrum City Bus Station
Sreevaraham Mukkolakkal Bhagavathy Temple,
Kerala, Pincode - 695009
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.
6 a.m to 8 p.m