Karikkakom Chamundi Temple Pongala 2022 April 13

The annual Pongala festival at Karikkakom Sri Chamundi Devi Temple is on 13 April 2022. Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple is one of the highly revered Devi Temples in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Karikkakom Devi Temple enshrines Goddess Chamundi Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Durga, as the main deity.

The Karikkakom pongala starts when the Chief Priest of Karikkakom Devi Temple lights the main hearth from the divine fire inside the sanctum sanctorum. Then this fire is exchanged from one oven to another. The pongala is offered to the goddess usually in the afternoon.

Picture of Goddess Chamundi Devi of Karikkakom Temple in Trivandrum

It is believed that the Devi’s star is Makam in the Malayalam month of Meenam and hence every year devotees offer Pongala to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi on Makam Nakshatra in the Meenam month. Pongala is a Hindu religious festival usually celebrated in Goddess temples, where women devotees offer porridge made of rice, sweet brown molasses, coconut gratings, nuts and raisins, to the goddess.

Karikkakom Temple is situated 2 km from Chackai and 7 km from Trivandrum City. Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the nearest major railway station to reach Karikkakom.


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  2. The annual pongala at Karikkakam Sri Chamundi Devi Temple is on March 13, 2022.

    1. Thanks for the message. Updated the date to April 13 after confirming with temple authorities.

    2. Ponkala march 13 ano april13 ano??

    3. Pongala is on Meenam month on Makam nakshtra. So 13th April 2022 is the correct date. Kumbahishekam starts on April 6th annd concludes with pongala.
      കുംഭാഭിഷേകവും 2022 ഏപ്രില്‍ 6 മുതല്‍ 13 വരെ. പൊങ്കാല 2022 ഏപ്രില്‍ 13

  3. Booking undo temple compoundil pongala idaan?

  4. Ponkala kazhinju tremble ennu open alum.vishuvinu open ano

  5. പൊങ്കാല അടുപ്പ് കത്തിക്കുന്ന സമയം എപ്പോഴാ?


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