Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, Trivandrum

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  • Address: Karikkakom Beach, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695007, Trivandrum, India
  • Timings: 04:50 am - 08:15 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4712500989
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Festival
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About Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, Trivandrum

Karrikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple is worshipped to pay respect to the avatar of Kali- the destroyer. The temple is 600 years old and was used as a place to carry out judicial affairs during those times.

The beautiful temple is adorned by the unique idol of the Goddess made form 5 metals- Gold, Copper, Lead, Silver, and Iron.

The temple itself is perfect to showcase the art of the years gone by and you can still see the old walls and pillars which make it so special.

The festivals of Pongal and Makam are celebrated here in full spring.

Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple Information

  • It is customary to remove footwear outside the temple.

How To reach Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple by Public Transport

  • Bus: at World Market (800 meters away from the temple)
  • Train station at Kochuveli Railway Terminus
  • Hire an Auto-rickshaw.
  • Hire a Taxi/ Cab.

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Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, Trivandrum Reviews

  • One of the oldest temples in Trivandrum dedicated to lordess Chamundi. A center of worship and the godess is certainly powerful.The temple of two sub dieties are always closed and it is known that it will be opened only if somebody pay some amount.I think it is the only drawback as far as i am concerned. I think the temple authorities may took necessary steps to open the other two temples of sub dieties daily.

  • A great old temple. Easy access, ample car parking. Temple architecture has a heavy inspiration from Tamil Nadu temples.

  • Karikkakom Sree Chamundi Devi Temple or Karikkakom Devi Temple is a Hindu templededicated to Goddess Chamundi located in Thiruvananthapuram, India. This ancient temple, more than 600 years old, is situated at Karikkakom, around 7 km north of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The temple enshrines a Panchaloha idol of the goddess Karikkakathamma – an incarnation of Chamundi devi. The rare fact about this temple is that Chamundi Devi is worshiped here in three different forms: Maha Chamundi, Raktha Chamundi, and Bala Chamundi. During the period of King’s rule this temple was the venue for imparting justice and truth. Truth and justice were tested on oath and solemnization and the punishmentsf meted out accordingly. Chamundi Devi herself is considered a fierce form of Kali, but the same Chamundi Devi is worshipped here in three different forms in three different adjacent sanctums situated adjacently. An idol of the Devi is located in the extreme left main sanctum. The annual festival is in the month of Meenam for seven days. Millions of women gather every year in the month of Meenam around this temple and prepare Pongala(rice cooked with jaggery, ghee, coconut as well as other ingredients) in the open in small pots to please the goddess. The idol of Devi is carried out in a golden chariot around the temple on the day before Pongala and thousands of devotees gather to witness it Rektha ChamundiEdit On the right side of the Devi Nada is the Rakta Chamundi nada. There is no vigraha (idol) in this nada but only a wall painting of the Devi in a Rowdra Bhava. The Karikkakom temple has historical importance since this temple was utilized during the reign of the Maharajas to prove the truth of certain crimes. Accused culprits were brought to the temple and were allowed to proclaim their innocence in front of Raktha Chamundeswari's sanctum. They had to put 21 panam or coins in the nada and promise to tell the truth. The Devi was believed to protect them if they were truthful and punish them if they were not. So nobody dared to tell a lie in front of the deity. This nada was opened only for this particular ritual. The Chamundi Devi form in the main sanctum is considered as in a calm state, whereas Raktha Chamundi is considered as fierce, but helps devotees to fulfill their wishes. It is believed that if offerings and prayers are given to Raktha Chamundi Devi, she will remove obstacles and problems caused by enemies, cure chronic ailments, and so on.

  • Chamundi temple. Big temple. Pongala is famous here

  • Jai maa chamundi

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