Varattuchira Devi Temple is a Hindu sanctuary situated in Keralapuram in the Kollam locale of Kerala. The directing god of the sanctuary is kochu mandakadu devi (type of bhadrakali). The sanctuary is located 1 km south of Keralapuram and is reachable by National Highway 208 from Kollam.
Nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.
Perinad Rail Way Station , Chandanattop Ha Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Keralapuram. However Quilon Jn Railway Station is a chief railway station, 10 KM near to Keralapuram.
Keralapuram is well connected by road. It is located 10 KM towards East from District headquarters Kollam, 7 KM from Chittumala. 72 KM from State capital, Thiruvananthapuram.
Varattuchira Devi Temple
NH744, Keralapuram, Chittumala Taluk,
Kollam district, Kerala,
India, Pincode – 691014.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Protection from evil
- Destruction of ego
Jayantii Manggalaa Kaalii Bhadrakaalii Kapaalinii Durgaa Shivaa Kssamaa Dhaatrii Svaahaa Svadhaa Namostu Te
Meaning -We salute the Devi Kali, who is always victorious and always auspicious, we offer salutations to Bhadrakali Devi who wears a skull garland, we salute Shiva's consort and the embodiment of self-control and supports all beings, Devi Durga, who is Swaha as well as Swadha. We offer our salutations to you.
Om Maha Kalyai Ca Vidmahe Smasana Vasinyai Ca Dhimahi Tanno Kali Prachodayat
Meaning -Om the great Goddess Kali who stays in the ocean of life and burial grounds, we focus our energies on you, may you grant us our wishes and bless us
Kaalika Kalahey Gorey Paathuthvaam Parameshwari Mandapey Thathra Mathangi Thatha Sowmya Swayamwarey
Meaning -Let the ever charming, mother of the universe, protect us and stay in this mandap and bestow her blessing on us as mother Mathangi.
Katyayani Mahamaye Mahayoginyadheeshwari Nandgopsutam Devipatim Me Kuru Te Namah
Meaning -Oh Goddess Katyayani, the great vigour of the Lord, the owner of great magical power and the mighty one who controls all, please make the son of Nanda Maharaj my husband. I offer my salutations to you.
The temple is open from 05:00 am to 7:00 pm.