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Thiruvairanikulam Temple Opening Date in 2024 - 2025 Date - Thiruvairanikulam temple Nadathurappu Mahotsavam 2025

Thiruvairanikulam Temple near Aluva in Kerala is dedicated to Lord Shiva. But the temple is famous for a shrine of Goddess Parvati which is open only for 12 days in a year. Thiruvairanikulam Temple opening date in 2024 - 2025 is January 13, 2025. Thiruvairanikulam temple Nadathurappu Mahotsavam or festival ends in 2025 on January 24.

Goddess Parvati shrine is open for 12 days from Thiruvathira Nakshatra in Dhanu Masam as per Malayalam Calendar followed in Kerala.

Story Why Goddess Parvati Gives Darshan Only For 12 Days

Legend has it that Goddess Parvati used to cook food for Lord Shiva in the temple kitchen. No one was allowed to enter the temple during the period. A group of Brahmins wanted to find out the secret and ventured into the temple at not designated time.

For breaking the rule, Goddess Parvati left the temple in anger.

The Brahmins asked for her mercy and performed intense austerities. She later relented and agreed to make her presence felt in the sanctum sanctorum for 12 days starting from Thiruvathira Nakshatra in Dhanu Month.

Today, the 12-day period attracts thousands of devotees to the temple.

Some Trivia About Temple

The main deity worshipped in the temple is Lord Shiva.

It is believed that worshipping Shiva and Parvathi here will help in early marriage and solve all problems associated with marriage.

Although the shrine of Goddess Parvati remains open just for twelve days a year for devotees, daily worship and offering of Naivedyam is offered.

Goddess Parvati has a single offering of Naivedyam per day along with special offerings. Since the murti of the Goddess is made of wood she is not bathed with water but turmeric powder is applied on her.

Subsidiary deities worshipped in the shrine are Nandi, Vighneshwara, Sathidevi, Goddess Kali, Dharmasastha and Vishnu.

Daily Puja Timings
Morning Darshan is from
4.30 AM To 11:00 AM
Evening Darshan is from
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM