Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

Devi (Amman) Temple

 

Overview

Attukal Temple is situated within 2 kilometres of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram.It is a small temple in the city of Trivandrum, Kerala, South IndiaAttukal Pongala  is the most reputed festival of this temple, which attracts devotees from all parts of India. The festival commences on Karthika day of Malayalam month Makaram-Kumbham. 
The Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, one of the ancient temples of South India, is popularly described as Sabarimala of the Women, as women form the major portion of devotees. The Goddess in the temple of Attukal is worshipped as the Supreme Mother, creator of all living beings and the mighty preserver as well as destroyer of them all. 
 
The Pongala Mahotsavam is the most important festival of Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.The story goes that the Goddess Bhagavathy revealed herself to a fervent devotee of a notable family viz. Mulluveettil family. It is said that one evening a young girl appeared before the head of the family while he was performing his oblations in the Killi river and requested him to help her cross the river. Impressed by her charismatic demeanor, the- old man bent before her with awe and reverence and not only helped her cross the river but took her to his house nearby. Strangely enough, while the household members were amidst preparations for intending a warm welcome to the young girl, she vanished. That very night the Goddess Bhagavathy appeared as an icon before the old man in his dream and demanded that he should establish an abode for her in the nearby sacred ground of shrubs and herbs, at a consecrated spot marked by three lines. The next morning the old man went to the spot revealed to him in the dream and to his great surprise he did find three marks indented on the ground. He lost no time in erecting a temple on this consecrated spot to house the Goddess.
 
 Road :
 Trivandrum Central Bus Station located at Thampanoor is about 2 Km from the shrine and the City Bus Station located at EastFort is about 1.5 Km form the shrine.
 
 Rail :
 The nearest Railway station is Trivandrum Central Railway station located at Thampanoor is about 2 Km from the shrine.
 
Air : 
The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, located at Valiyathura is about 7 Km from the shrine. Many international air carriers operate daily international flights to Middle East, Male and Sri Lanka from Thiruvananthapuram.
 

Location

Country
India
State
Kerala
City
Thiruvananthapuram
Location
Attukal
Address
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Manacaud P.O, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695009.
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Thampanoor
Nearest Railway Station
Trivandrum Central (TVC)
Nearest Airport
Trivandrum International Airport
IN
latitude : 8.482119560 longitude :76.920097350
Corporation : Trivandrum
GPS Code : VOTV

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