• Shakti

Varakkal Devi Temple

Overview :The memorial is situated in West Hill indoors of the town. It is one of the 108 Durga shrines and the last one established by Parasurama. The divinity here is Durga Devi (Bhagawathy) .This temple was once a campaign centre of art and traditional happenings of Malabar in the long past. There are sub immortals of Ganapathy and Dakshinamoorthy. For Ayyappan there is a shrine outdoor the grounds of Durga Devi temple. For Ayyappan there is a shrine outdoor the grounds of Durga Devi temple. The legend utters, upon the amends of Parasuraman in Threthayuga (a particular ancient period), Durga Devi appeared and said that she would be present in Theertharoopam on the Chothi star day and Vavu (full moon day) to bless the followers. After this, Parasuraman established the temple. In the early period of the temple there remained apt everyday ceremonies. Later the rituals were assumed break for lack of treasuries or some other motives. The people of the region started feeling the effect of abandon to the shrine. Hearing this, the sovereigns at the time, Perumallors, came on the sight and organized for daily rituals. Soon the monument jumped into the situation of Mahakshetra (big temple). Later, Zamorins took responsibility of the temple, modernized and modified the edifice to the present state. Even today the temple is coped by Zamorin family. The main anniversary here is the Vavu Bali when thousands assemble to execute the ancestral obsequies. On this day, the sea is found to be astonishingly quiet as if easing the religious adherences.

Significance

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

  • To satisfy the departed souls
Shlokas

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.

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