Prathishta / Presiding Deity : Devi
Upadevatha / Sub Deities : xx
This temple is considered as one amongst 108 durga temples which is installed by Parasurama. Mangala devi temple, the ancient temple is located 15 kms from Thekkady. It lies hidden in the dense woods at the top of a peak 1337 m above sea level.
The temple is built in the traditional Kerala style of architecture. Visitors are allowed here only on the Chithra Pournami festival day.
The peak commands a panoramic view of the eastern slopes of the ghats and some hill villages of Tamil Nadu. Permission to visit the area can be obtained from the Wildlife Warden, Thekkady.
Encapsuled in thick forests this ancient temple atop a peak 1337m above the sea level is a revelation of the traditional style of the grand architecture of Kerala. It is situated about 15 km from Thekkady.
The access to the temple remains cut off on all other days than the day of Chitra Pournami Festival when there is a heavy rush of devotees.
The peak also offers a scintillating view of the inclines of the Eastern Ghats and hamlets of the contiguous State ‘Tamil Nadu’.
Chitra Pournami Festival is celebrated here.
A visit to the temple requires permission from wildlife warden.