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Thevalakkara Temple Festival

Thevalakkara Devi Temple is located east of Karunagappally at Thevalakkara in Kollam district, Kerala. Thevalakkara Temple festival 2021 date is March 19 to March 28. The 10-day temple festival begins on Karthika nakshatra in Meenam month.

Thevalakkara Bhagavathi temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The temple is referred to as Thevalakkattu in Durgalaya Namavali.

The Durga worshipped in the temple is believed to Vanadurga. The murti worshipped in the shrine has four hands. Along with the peedam the murti measures 5 feet. The deity faces east. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Shiva, Ganapathy, Sastha, Madan, Mayayakshi and Rakshas.

It is believed that the temple had enormous wealth during ancient times. The Dutch Governor in India from 1542 to 1547, Martin Alphonse D'souza had attacked and looted the wealth of the temple. 12 Nairs were killed defending the temple. As per historians, nearly 30 Dutch soldiers were killed in the attack.







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