Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple in Thiruvananthapuram is one famous temples in South Kerala like Karikkakam Temple. Along with powerful Chamundeswari Devi , other Hindu gods like Navagrahas, Ganapathy , Anantha Nagadevans , Mohini Yakshi, , KarinkaliDevi are worshiped here. This temple is more than 500 years old. The Kalari guru family of the old Ettuveettil Tharavaad is managing this temple. I would say that this is a must see Hindu temple of Chamundi Devi in Kerala. Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple is filled with colorful idols ,paintings , scriptures of Gods and many statues stand around the temple premises like they are alive.
Big idols and statues of Chamundeshwari Amma is placed allover the area in different avatars. In Kerala there are 2 famous Chamundi Devi temples situated at Karikkakam and Thozhuvancode. A book that tells the story and history of Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi is available inside the temple for Rs.50. Another attraction is statue of woman police officers at the entrance and exit of the temple. Tourists who are on Pilgrimage tour should not miss the opportunity to visit this great temple. This is a beautiful temple and there are not much details available in Internet about this religious place. This could be because photographs and videos of this temple are not allowed to be taken.
Main Vazhipads at Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple are Pattu andKozhi Nercha. The Poovan Kozhi / Roosters / Male Hens are available inside the temple. You should take a receipt of Rs.200 from the counter and you will get a Hen. You should take it to the temple Nada and there the Priest will pour water over its head. If the Hen shakes its head , it means that Chamundi Devi is pleased with your offering of Kozhi.
This vazhipad is done as a sign of your gratitude and thankfullness to the Chamundi Devi. And another thing regarding this temple is that no Dakshina is accepted by Poojaris at temple. This is the only South Indian temple which does not accept Dakshina from pilgrims.
Taking photographs is not allowed at Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple. So we are not able to take any pictures of this must see Hindu pilgrimage destination in Kerala. The only photos i have with me is that , which were available from a magazine issued from the temple. Bhadra Kali Goddess is it’s powerful form is worshiped in this temple.
Thozhuvancode Timings – Openings Days
This temple opens only on
Morning 5:30 am to 12:30 pm
Evening 4:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Pongala at Thozhuvancode temple can be offered by pilgrims on these days to Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi. Pongala from morning 5.30 to afternoon inside temple premise. (No bricks to be brought)
Thozhuvancode sree chamundi devi temple
Pongala festival for year 2017 was held on Sunday, 12 February 2017. Timings of Pongala festival at Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple is from morning 5.30 am. There is no specific time to bless Pongala Nivedhyam like Attukal temple.
How to Reach Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple in Trivandrum
- Many people are asking the question “How to Reach Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple”.
Thozhuvancode Sri Chamundeshwari Devi Temple is about 9 kilometres from East fort.
I have visited this temple and believes that this is the most beautiful temple in Kerala and will be glad to certify and assure everyone that this is the best temple in the whole South India which is not known to many people. I have myself visited this temple and i will say the easiest route to this temple from Sasthamangalam.
Once you reach Sathamangalam junction , go to the road that leads to Maruthankuzhi Junction. From here there is no need to get into small side routes. Just go through the main road. After Maruthankuzhi Junction you will reach the Kachani Road. From there when you continue moving , you can see an Indian Oil Petrol Pump on the right side. And on moving forward on the route , you can see a Government UP School on left side.
Now you will reach the Kanjirampara junction. Continue your ride and look on the left side of the road , you will see a small by-road leading to the Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple. There will be a board showing the sign and you will have to travel a half a kilometer this road to reach the destination. Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple at Trivandrum is not open on all days. There are many specialties for this temple which makes it unique. Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple is open only on Sunday , Tuesday, Friday.
Hindus, Muslims , Christians or any religion people can come to this temple without any fear and get blessing from the Chamundi Devi.No Dakshna , Donation Collection at Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple. The Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple is unique from all temples in India. Most of the temple priests collect dakshina or small donations while giving the Prasadam / Holy items to devotees.
From past 41 years there is no kind of such donation or dakshina collection at this temple. So there is no special priority to anyone. But, at Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple there is no Dakshna or Donation Collection allowed. The priests do not take any Dakshina from devotees. Also during the festivals no type of donation collection or (Raseethu Pirivu) from the temple committee. This is the main specialty of the Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple.
Presence of Brahma Vishnu Maheshwaran Holy Trinity at Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple. This temple is special from others with the presence of Three Supreme Hindu Gods like Brahma – Vishnu – Maheshwaran during the Prathishta ceremony(starting) of this temple. Even now there is blessings and presence of these 3 gods at this place and so it is the only Temple in India which has the presence of all these 3 gods who are known as Thrimoorthikal or Holy Trinity. So please do not miss the chance to visit Thozhuvancode Sree Chamundi Devi Temple which is famous with the presence of Brahma Vishnu Maheshwaran.