ARUVAKKAD DEVI

Prathishta / Presiding Deity : Saraswathi, Parvathi, Lakshmi
Upadevatha / Sub Deities : Siva, Muruga, Gosala Krishna, Kodum Kali and Saraswathy
District: Alappuzha
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Panchayath: xx
Thanthri: xx
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Presiding deity is bhagavathy (devi). The deity also known as Aruvakkad Amma. Speciality of this deity is that devi has three different forms namely Saraswathy, Parvathy, Lakshmi. It is believed that after killing demon Daruka, devi washed her sword in the pond of this temple.

Siva, Muruga, Gosala Krishna, Kodum Kali and Saraswathy are the sub-deities. Aruvakkad devi is considered as sister of the Kanachikulangara devi and Kodungallur devi.

Important Festivals



The main festival is on Meenam month of malayalam calendar. It last for 10 days.

Thiripidutham is main ritual during the time. Devotees hold lighted wicks. It is nice moment to watch, at that time entire temple will be filled with divine light. The atmostpher created at this time is excellent.

Last day of the festival is special here, where devotees comes to see "Deeparadhana" (offering prayer with lights) in chuttambalam (outer side of temple). After deeparadhana devotees go to temple pond for taking a holy dip and come back to temple with the same wet clothes. Praying with wet cloths is auspicious. Poojari of the temple gives lighted oil lamp to devotees and devotees do pradhakshina in the temple. By doing so it is believed that devotees can get rid of life's miseries with devi's blesings



Main offerings



Pongala is main offering here in month of Makaram (January/February).

Pooja Timings



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How to reach



Aruvakkad is located 8-km south of the town.

Temple Photo Gallery



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Additional Information



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