The Sri Malayala Devi Durga Bhagavathi Amman temple is located in Navakkarai and is dedicated to Sri Malayala Devi Durga Bhagavathi Amman. This is a 500 year old temple. The moolavar of this temple is Malayala Devi Durga Bhagavathi Amman. The thala virutcham is Vruchika tree. There are separate shrines for God Maha Ganapathi, Aiyappan, Kavalrayan, Kayilainathar and Puttru Lakshminarayanan. The interesting story of churning the milk ocean to obtain nectar (Amirtha) is well known among the people of this country. This contest was held between the demons and the Devas. The Devas performed a Yaga in Kerala praying to Devi Durga Bhagavathi to get the nectar for them. Mother Devi appeared in front of all the devas and commanded God Vishnu and God Shiva to protect the Devas and the humans. During this contest, Nandhi wanted to see Devi. God Lakshminarayana assured the Nandhi of its chance. Excited Nandhi took a colossal form showing its horns on the earth. God Lakshminarayana asked the Nandhi to see the earth closely. Nandhi enjoyed the darshan of Mother Bhagavathi. Planet Saturn too had this darshan. Saturn proclaimed that “Those enjoying this darshan and going around me clockwise lighting a ghee lamp would be freed from the adverse effects caused during my 7.5 year Gochara period and also from the adverse aspects of Mars and all planetary problems” .
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To succeed in right endeavours
- To overcome the adverse Mars
- To be blessed with all health and prosperity
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.
5:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.