Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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  • Hired a rickshaw driver who took me to this temple. It’s an amazing beautiful place and left me just staring at it. Could have spent hours staring at its beauty and fine detail. Definitely worth a vis...  more »
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  • Here is a very unique place which gives the visitor glimpses, perfumes, Mandalas, rituals. The India is a labyrinth of sanctuaries, but this is truly unique!
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  • A great old temple. Easy access, ample car parking. Temple architecture has a heavy inspiration from Tamil Nadu temples.
  • Karikkakom Sree Chamundi Devi Temple or Karikkakom Devi Temple is a Hindu templededicated to Goddess Chamundi located in Thiruvananthapuram, India. This ancient temple, more than 600 years old, is situated at Karikkakom, around 7 km north of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The temple enshrines a Panchaloha idol of the goddess Karikkakathamma – an incarnation of Chamundi devi. The rare fact about this temple is that Chamundi Devi is worshiped here in three different forms: Maha Chamundi, Raktha Chamundi, and Bala Chamundi. During the period of King’s rule this temple was the venue for imparting justice and truth. Truth and justice were tested on oath and solemnization and the punishmentsf meted out accordingly. Chamundi Devi herself is considered a fierce form of Kali, but the same Chamundi Devi is worshipped here in three different forms in three different adjacent sanctums situated adjacently. An idol of the Devi is located in the extreme left main sanctum. The annual festival is in the month of Meenam for seven days. Millions of women gather every year in the month of Meenam around this temple and prepare Pongala(rice cooked with jaggery, ghee, coconut as well as other ingredients) in the open in small pots to please the goddess. The idol of Devi is carried out in a golden chariot around the temple on the day before Pongala and thousands of devotees gather to witness it Rektha ChamundiEdit On the right side of the Devi Nada is the Rakta Chamundi nada. There is no vigraha (idol) in this nada but only a wall painting of the Devi in a Rowdra Bhava. The Karikkakom temple has historical importance since this temple was utilized during the reign of the Maharajas to prove the truth of certain crimes. Accused culprits were brought to the temple and were allowed to proclaim their innocence in front of Raktha Chamundeswari's sanctum. They had to put 21 panam or coins in the nada and promise to tell the truth. The Devi was believed to protect them if they were truthful and punish them if they were not. So nobody dared to tell a lie in front of the deity. This nada was opened only for this particular ritual. The Chamundi Devi form in the main sanctum is considered as in a calm state, whereas Raktha Chamundi is considered as fierce, but helps devotees to fulfill their wishes. It is believed that if offerings and prayers are given to Raktha Chamundi Devi, she will remove obstacles and problems caused by enemies, cure chronic ailments, and so on.
  • Chamundi temple. Big temple. Pongala is famous here
  • Karikkakom Sri Chamundi Devi Temple is a Hindu temple.It is an ancient temple which is more than 600 years old. It has a main shrine dedicated to Goddess Chamundi. It also consists of many sub- shrines like : 1. Chamundi Devi is worshipped in 2 different forms - Rektha Chamundi - Bala Chamundi 2.Nagar Kavu ( Serpent God) 3.Ganapathi 4.Aiyappa Swamy 5.Yogeshwara 6.Yakshiyamma 7.Bhuvaneshvari Devi 8.Guru Mandiram Temple consists of a small pond, a small auditorium for cultural activities like dance and singing. Facilities : - Ample parking space - Bus stop - ATM - Near by hotels and shops. Well maintained temple and it induces peace in oneself on visiting this place.
  • The Karikkakom Devi Temple is quite famous and is generally crowded on all days. Its a lovely temple housing a variety of deities apart from the main deity which is Chamundi Devi. For people who are on a pilgrimage or love visiting temples, this temple is a must visit if you are in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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