Kadakkal Devi Temple
Kadakkal Devi Temple is one of the foremost Devi temples in Kerala. It is renowned for its unique mythology and belief. It is believed that one who worships and offering rituals to Devi (Kadakkalamma) will be protected from evil and their life will be filled with prosperity and wealth.Kadakkal Temple has four main temples situated equal distances in three directions from the Temple Pond (Kadakkal Chira): Devi Temple, Siva Temple, Taliyil Temple and Kilimarathukavu Temple.The uniqueness of the main Devi temple is that there is neither an idol nor a pujari. The temple festival Kadakkal Thiruvathira Mahotsavam is very popular. During the festival thousands of devotees come to Kadakkal to worship Devi. On the first day of the festival, thousands of ladies offer Pongal to Devi at the temple ground. The festival starts with Kuthirayeduppu which is a grand procession followed by Kuthiyottam and pageants. The festival ends with Guruzi, a spiritual ritual performed on the last day.
Location : Kadakkal Devi Temple, Attupuram Missionkunnu Rd, Kadakkal, Kollam, Kerala - 691536.
Gods : Bhagavathy
Landmark : The nearest main bus stop in MC Road (Thiruvananthapuram - Kottarakkara Route) is Nilamel. Frequent bus service available through this route by State Transport Corporation. The nearest railway station is Thiruvananthapuram. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram Airport.