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Anchumana Devi Temple – Festival – Navratri – Various Pujas

Anchumana Devi temple is located at Padivattom near Edappally in Ernakulam, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneswari, Goddess Annapoorna and Goddess Bhadrakali. The annual festival in the temple is held for 41 days starting from the first day of Vrischikam month (Nov 16 to December 26).

The upa devatas worshipped in the temple include Ganapathi, Ayyappa, Subrahmanya, Naga Devathas, Guru, Hidimba Swamy, Hanuman , Brahma Rakshas , Kandakarnan swamy and Arukola.

Anchumana Devi Temple Pujas

Every Monday Vivaha sooktha pushpanjali is offered to Goddess Annapurna. It is performed for early marriage and especially by those who are finding it difficult to get married.

Guruthi Pushpanjali (also called Raktha Pushpanjali) is offered to the Goddess on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It is performed for solving all kinds of problems in life including those related to job and finance.

Nirapara with dasapushpam (ten flowers) and Samrudha vriksha leaves are offered on the first day of Chingam month for peace and prosperity.

Hundreds of devotees participate in the evening prayer of Fridays dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneshwari.

Lalitha Sahasranama is chanted on Tuesdays and Fridays after the morning usha puja.

The chief thanthri of the temple performs a Thanthri pooja at the temple on the last Tuesday of every Malayalam month.

During Navratri (September – October), Goddess Bhuvaneshwari is dressed up like Goddess Saraswati and Vidyarambham is conducted on the Vijayadashami day.

Anchumana Devi Temple – Festival

From first day of Vrischika Masam (November 16 or November 17), there is a 41-day festival at the temple. On the first five days there is Thalappoli and on all days the Goddess Bhuvaneswari visits all villages around the temple accompanied by elephants. On the last 7 days of this festival the temple is closed. The temple is opened and pujas resume with the worship of Kandakarnan swamy.

During the month of Kumbham (February – March), Anguruthy festival to Goddess Bhuvaneshwari is celebrated.

Thaipooyam festival is celebrated in the Subrahmanya swami temple in Makaram month.

Special pooja for the Guru Swamy is conducted by the chief Thanthri on the last day of Thulam month.

The temple is now managed by Vishwakarma Dharmosharana samajam.

Anchumana Devi Temple Timings

Morning Darshan and Puja timings are 5:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Evening Darshan and Puja timings are 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM