Endowed with serenity in its ambiance, Mullakkal Temple is a famous Hindu shrine located in Alleppey. This shrine is originally known as Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple and Mullakkal Bhagawati Temple. Mullakkal Amma, a manifestation of Goddess Durga with 4 arms, is the presiding deity here. Built 500 years ago, this temple stands in the Tamil style of architecture and doesn’t discriminate between caste and religion.
It Is Known For:-
1. Celebration of all the Hindu festivals, especially Mullakkal Chirappu, Navaratri, Bommai Kalu, and Theyattu.
2. The unique custom of worshiping that involves the collection of the urad grams from a Brahmin patron's family. This customary practice is running down from an ancient period.
3. Thaipooyakavadi festival is also celebrated here with a great enthusiasm. It involves eye-sight catching traditional dance.
4. Annadanam is also celebrated here and alms are distributed among the less fortunate ones.
Best Time To Visit:-
This shrine is a major place of interest in Alleppey. It remains flooded with the zealous devotees throughout the year. You can spot the locals and visitors that flock to this pious shrine on a large scale. The morning aarti should be attended. The tranquilizing aura of the temple will spellbind your senses.
Do not miss to make the booking for an accommodation prior their visit during the peak months of October-March.
Nearest Railway station- Alleppey
Nearest Airport- Cochin International Airport
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