Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala

Here is Some Information about Attukal bhagavathy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala India.

Location: Manacaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Built in: 2nd century A.D
Built By: Tamil Poet Illango
Dedicated to: Goddesh Attukal
Entry: Free
Photography:Allow
Temple Timing: 4:30 Am to 8:30 Pm
Significance: One of the most temple
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit:  February-March
Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station
Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

About  Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

The Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.The temple was built in 2nd century A.D and built by Tamil Poet Illango.The Attukal Bhagavathy temple, one of the ancient Hindu temples of Kerala, South India, is popularly described as the Sabarimala for women, as women form the major portion of devotees.The presiding deity of the temple is Attukal Bhagavathy, who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi. The majestic idol having four arms, each holding weapons of destruction, is worshipped by thousands of devotees, especially women. Located 2 km away from Thiruvananthapuram (the capital city of Kerala), the temple is popularly known ‘Sabarimala of Women’. The temple attracts lakhs of female devotees on the occasion of Attukal Pongala, which is organized here annually.
Apart from Aattukal Bhagavathy, the idols of Goddess Kali, Lord Shiva and many other deities are also worshipped in Attukal Devi Temple. At doors and internal corridors, there are numerous statues of Lord Shiva and Lord Ganpathi. It is considered that a pilgrimage tour to Thiruvanathapuram is incomplete without visiting Attukal. The temple is managed by Attukal Bhagavathy Temple Trust, which takes care of its renovations. Daily, many holy rituals are performed here from the morning till evening.
History of  Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

Attukal Bhagavathy is supposed to be the divine form of Kannaki, the famous heroine of the great Tamil epic, ‘Shilapathikaram’, written by the Buddhist monk and poet, Elenkovadikal. According to legend, Kannaki burnt Madurai for a miscarriage of justice by which her husband had been executed by the Pandian King for theft. She left the city after its destruction and reached Kerala via Kanyakumari. On her way to Kodungalloor, where her temple is, she stopped for a brief while in Attukal. Kannaki is supposed to be the incarnation of Parvathi, consort of Lord Paramasiva.
How to Reach  Attukal Bhagavathy Temple 

By Road : There are many public and private vehecels available to reach  Attukal Bhagavathy Temple Thiruvananthapuram kerala .

By Rail :  The Nearest Railway station is Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station.

By Air : The Nearest Airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport .

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