Pilgrimage Tour

Irumkulangara Durga Devi Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Irumkulangara Durga Bhagavathi Temple is one of the most revered age-old temples in Kerala. It is nestled on the bank of two ponds: "Irum '' means two and "Kulam" means lake. The temple is believed to have a relationship with the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, one of the most famous temples in Thiruvananthapuram. Goddess Durga is the prime deity worshipped in Irumkulangara Durga Devi Temple. Here Goddess Durga appears as 'Durgabhagavathi' - an avatar of 'AdhiParasakthi'. 'Karthika' is believed to be the star of the deity.

A patch of small forest with the serpent Gods in front of the temple reflects the temple’s architecture. It is recently that the temple has been renovated with a new Chuttambalam and Sivelippura that is a testimony to Kerala Vasthu Vidya and new-age temple architecture.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Irumkulangara Durga Bhagavathi Temple in Kerala

Festivals celebrated in Irumkulangara Durga Devi Temple are:

  • The Painkuni Mahothsavam – It’s the annual festival of the Irumkulangara Durga Devi Temple. It is held in March. The ten-day-long festival ends with Pongala and Ezhunnallathu.
  • Mandala Vratham — It is in connection with the annual Utsavam of Sabarimala.
  • Vinayaka Chathurthi — Prayers are offered to Lord Ganapathy.
  • Pooja Vaypu — Similar to Dussehra (Saraswathy Pooja and Vidyarambham).
  • Karthika — Kazhchakula Samarpanam, Annadhanam, Navakabhishekam, Karthika Pongala
  • Ayilya Pooja — Milk, flowers etc. are offered to serpent god. Monthly Pooja in Ayilyam day except for the months of Mithunam and Karkidakam.
  • Ayilyolsavam — Nagaroottu and Sarpabali are observed in the month of Thulam.
  • Ramayana Parayanam and BhagavathiSeva — All days of Karkidakom.
  • Vavu Bali — Celebrated in the month of Karkidakom.
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