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Morkulangara Temple Bharani Festival

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The Morkulangara Devi Temple is a temple dedicated to Bhagavathi or Durga Devi. It is located in Changanassery Taluq of Kottayam district in the state of Kerala. The main festival of this temple is the Bharani Festival.

The main deity of this temple is Devi Bhagavathi. The idol of the goddess is 6-feet tall. According to tradition, the Goddess came here after slaying the demon Dharikasura. The temple is built in the traditional Kerala style. There is a tall shady palm tree in front of the Sanctum facing the Idol of Devi Bhagavathi.

The beautiful Temple pond is another attractive feature of this temple. During the 10-day temple festival of the Vazhappally Shiva Temple nearby, this pond is the venue for the Aarattu or holy bathing of the idol.

Traditions


The Meena Bharani is a special occasion in many Bhagavathi temples of Kerala. Beside the Morkulangara Temple, the Meena Bharani Festivals at Orippurathu Bhagavathi Temple and Sarkara Bhagavathi Temple are very famous.

The Morkulanagara Temple Bharani festival is held in the month of Meenam – March/April. This Meena Bharani Festival of Morkulangara Devi is held for a period of 3 days. The Idol of the Devi is taken out in procession, and the festival ends with the ceremony of Aarattu.

Tourist Essential


The Morkulangara Temple, which is administered by the Travancore Devaswom Board, is very famous and it attracts a lot of devotees and tourists every year. The Meena Bharani Festival is held in the Malayalam month of Meenam when the Bharani star is in ascendancy. It usually occurs during March/April. It is a 3-day festival that commences with the hoisting of the temple flag, proceeds on to various pujas and the procession of the idol of Goddess Bhagavathy to give Darshan to the thousands of devotees gathered for the occasion. It culminates with the Aarattu ceremony.

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