Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

About Attukal Bhagavathy Temple:

The Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is a Hindu religious shrine at Attukal in Kerala, India. Goddess Bhadrakali, mounted over ‘vethala’, is the main deity in this temple. Bhadrakali, a form of Mahakali, who killed the demon king Daruka, believed to be born from the third eye of lord Shiva.

‘Bhadra’ means good and ‘Kali’ means goddess of time. So Bhadrakali is considered as the goddess of prosperity and salvation. Goddess ‘Attukal devi’, itself is the supreme mother ‘Bhaadrkali devi’, the goddess of power and courage. She is often referred as Kannaki, the heroine of Ilanko Adikal’s ‘Silapathikaaram’. The temple is renowned for the annual Attukal Pongal festival, in which over three million women participate. A festival that has figured in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the single largest gathering of women for a religious activity, the Attukal Pongala continues to draw millions of women with each passing year.

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Activity:

A place of worship and Ancient place
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, Summer, July, August, Monsoon, September, October, Autumn
Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Trivandrum International Airport

The nearest Airport Trivandrum International Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Trivandrum International Airport to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is 7.3kms

Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station

The nearest Railway station Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is 2.9kms

Bus Stand: Trivandrum bus stand

The nearest Railway station Trivandrum bus stand . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Trivandrum bus stand to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple  is 3.1kms

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