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Konchiravila Devi Temple Festival And Pongala

Konchiravila Devi Temple is located at Konchiravila in Thiruvananthapuram District. The shrine is located around 1 km from Attukal Temple. The utsavam or 10- day annual festival is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi - Durga and Bhadrakali. Both the deities are in standing posture in the sanctum sanctorum.

The square sanctum sanctorum face north, which is very rare.

The highlight of the festival is caparisoned elephants, melam and fireworks. Several unique rituals and pujas are performed during the festival period including Kuthiyottam. Traditional performing arts, music, songs and other cultural activities are held during the period. The festival ends with arattu on the final day.

Upadevatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Ganapati and Nagas (Serpents). 

Navratri (September - October is an important festival in the temple.

Thrikarthika nakshatra day in Vrischikam month is another important festival here.

Pongala ritual is held here during the annual festival.