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Mathira Devi Temple – Festival – Mathira Thiruvathira

Mathira Devi temple is located at Mathira near Pangode in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. Mathira Thiruvathira 2024 date is January 23. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual festival in the temple is held on Thiruvathira nakshatra in Makaram month and is famous as Mathira Thiruvathira.

The 8-day annual festival is famous for Kuthira Iduppu, Kettukazhcha (floats) and Guruthi. The festival ends with Arattu. Huge Kuthira with a height of nearly 20 feet are pulled to the temple from various karas on the occasion.

The sankalpam is that Mathira Devi is the sister of Kadakkal Bhagavathy. This is a small shrine with a chathura sreekovil. Apart from the main sreekovil, the shrine has upa devatas.

The temple also observes Ramayana Masam, Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam and Thrikarthika. Kalamezhuthu Pattu is also held in the temple.