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Nagaroor Nandaivanam Mavelikonam Temple – Festival

Nagaroor Nandaivanam Mavelikonam temple is located at Nagaroor in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali and Goddess Durga.

Moolasthanam of this temple is the nearby Chemmallikkonam Bhadrakali temple.

The temple opens only on Fridays in a week and also the first day of every Malayalam month. The temple opens for every day of the Malayalam month of Vrischikam (41 days - Mandalakalam), also on the Ayilyam Nakshatra day in Thulam. The shrine remains open every day of the festival season (Mahotsavam) which begins on the day of Maha Shivratri.

The annual festival in the temple is famous for rare Tantric pujas and rituals. The shrine is famous for Garudan Thookkam during the festival period. Caparisoned elephants, ezhunnallathu and melam are part of the festivities.

You boys undertake special vratam during the annual festival period and stay in the shrine.

The shrine has a unique architecture and has shrines of upa devatas.