Pilgrimage Tour

Palkulangara Devi Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

The Palkulangara Devi Temple is located in Trivandrum. Palkulangara can be translated as Pal - Milk, Kulam - Pond, Kara - Banks. The pond is at the back of the temple.

The temple has a large compound, and the prime deity is inside the sanctum sanctorum. The temple is a beautiful example of Kerala Vasthu Vidya. The abode of Sree Palkulangara Devi is one of the most ancient in Kerala, and it preserves nature’s surreal beauty and atmosphere. A Kavu is also there in the Palkulangara Devi Temple.

Legend states that Arjuna installed the main deity in Palkulangara Devi Temple. After installing the god, Arjuna sent an arrow to the ground to a pond of milk, that was used for Abhishekam.

The Goddess Parvati as Goddess Tripura Sundari along with Goddess Kali is worshipped as main deities in the temple. Karthika is considered as the star of the deity. There are many sub-deities adjacent to the temple, and it has been reconstructed recently according to the Deva Prashnam by expert astrologers.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Palkulangara Devi Temple in Kerala

  • Meena Bharani Mahostav — Annual Festival observed in the month of Meenam.
  • Mandala Vratham — Festival in connection to the annual Utsavam of Sabarimala.
  • Vinayaka Chathurthi — Lord Ganapathy is worshipped.
  • Pooja Vaypu — Similar to Dussehra.
  • Karthika — Kazhchakula Samarpanam, Navakabhishekam, Karthika Pongala, Annadhanam throughout the year.
  • Ayilya Pooja — Milk, flowers etc. offered to serpent god. Monthly Pooja is conducted on Ayilyam day except for Mithunam and Karkidakam months.
  • Ayilyolsavam — Nagar Pottu and Sarpabali celebrated in the month of Thulam
  • Ramayana Parayanam and Bhagavathi Seva — All days of Karkidakam (evening).
  • Vavu Bali — In the month of Karkidakam.

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