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Thiruvairanikulam Temple Opening Date in 2018 - 2019 Date - Thiruvairanikulam temple Nadathurappu Mahothsavam 2019

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 2018 is December 23. Thiruvairanikulam temple Nadathurappu Mahothsavam or festival ends in 2019 on January 3.

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

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.

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