Ammachiveedu Muhurthi Temple
The origin of the Temple can not be traced through records. But it is founded some six hundred years ago for the spiritual benefit of Ammachi Veedu family, an ancient aristocratic family in Quilon (Kollam). It is believed that the Diety (No Idol) is the Guru of Dharma Sastha of the Temple named Shasthamkotta Temple about 35 kms meters away from theAmmachi veedu. On the basis of a marriage ceremony Lord Dharma Sastha with pleasure entrusted the Diety to one of the Karanavans, who is now worshipped in the Temple as Brahma Rakshas, on the right hand side of the Diety.
Location : Ammachiveedu Muhurthi Temple, Kollam -12, Kerala India
Gods : Guru of Dharma Sastha
Landmark : Kollam
The ceremonies of Sarpa Bali (sacrifice for snakes) and Noorum Palum (making offerings to snakes) are conducted by the priest from the Pampummekkattu Mana, in Mala, in the Thrissur district.
The temples main annual festival has no specific date, but falls during Dhanu, which runs from mid-December to early January, and is always held after the Mandala Puja at the Sabarimala Dharma Shastra temple. By an agreement, members of Ammachiveedu must not make a pilgrimage to Sabarimala.
Ganapathi Homam, Bhagavathy Seva, Muzhukkappu to Ganapathy, Palpayasam, Vidyarambam, Thulabharam, Kunjoonu, Malarnivedyam, Meni payasam, Abhishekas, Noorum Palum, Ayilyam Oottu, Panthirunazhi etc are the important offerings in this famous temple.