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Karikkakom Sree Chamundi Temple

Karikkakom Sree Chamundi Devi Temple is located about seven kilometers east of Thiruvananthapuram. The shrine is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti who is worshipped in the form of Goddess Chamundi.


Before 1997, the temple was opened to devotees only on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Today the temple is open on all days.

The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple include Rakhta Chamundi, Bala Chamundi, Sashta, Vinayaka, Yakshi Amma, Bhuvaneshwari, Ayiravalli and Yogiswaran.

Nagar Kavu, famous for medicinal plants, is located outside the temple wall. The temple pond is also located here. Special rituals are observed here to remove various Sarpa Dosha.

People who have committed sin get redemption after offering prayers here. In ancient times, the temple was a place where justice was delivered and punishments meted out.

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