God and Godess :

  • Mullakkal devi (Durga) , Rajarajeswari devi
  • Lord shiva

Location :

Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple
Mullakkal (Village), Alleppey (City) ,
Alappuzha district – 688011
Kerala.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Evening 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Temple History :

Mullakkal Bhagawathy temple is situated in the town of Alappuzha city in Kerala. Goddess Bhagavathi is the presiding deity of this temple. Alappuzha is described as the Venice of the east, due to its extensive canals connecting all parts of this town. This temple of Goddess Mullakkal Bhagavathi is estimated to be 500 years old and there are different stories regarding its origin. One says that the idol installed here was brought by the banished soldiers of the Thekkumkur king. They were supposed to have brought this idol and kept it in a jasmine Garden. The idol got permanently fixed at that spot and later a temple was constructed by the king Devanarayana of Chembagasery. Another story says that once that great king went to the Kodungallore Bhagawathy temple for worship and wanted to have the Bhagawathy temple in his town. That night, the goddess appeared in his dream and told him that she would accompany him to his kingdom. When he reached Alappuzha, the king kept his Umbrella in the jasmine garden before taking rest. The umbrella got fixed there. Later, the astrologers who were brought in found that the Goddess wished to stay there and hence the king built a temple for her at that spot. The idol worshiped prior to 1961 in this temple was indeed that of Annapurneswari with a ladle in one hand and a pot in the other. Since the temple was built in a jasmine garden, she has known also as Mullakkal Bhagawthy. She was consecrated in the standing pose facing west.

Apart from the main Goddess, there are also small temples for Hanuman, Subramanya, and Nagas in the temple. An idol of Lord Sri Krishna and Lord Ayyappa has also been consecrated. From the first of Vruschiga month (October-November) a festival is celebrated for forty-one days. The last eleven days is called as Chirappu festival and is a famous festival in these parts and is referred to as Alappuzha Chirappu.The first Sunday of December is celebrated in this temple as a women’s festival. On that Day all functions of the temple are carried out by women only. Thousands of lamps are lit on that day evening by ladies coming from far and near. Navarathri (Dussera) is also celebrated in the temple. On Maha Navami day 150 girl children are given new clothes and are worshiped as Kumaris.

Festivals :

  • Mullakkal Chirappu (41 days Biggest festival)
  • Chirappu festival
  • Navarathri festival
  • Maha NavamiĀ 
  • Theyattu
  • Thaipooyakavadi

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Abhishekam
  • Deeparadhana
  • Usha pooja
  • Kalabhabhishekam

Nearest Temples Around Mulakkal Rajarajeswari temple :

  • Mannarasala(Haripad) – Mannarasala sree Nagaraya temple – 40 km
  • Aravukad – Aravukad temple – 177 km
  • Mavelikkara – Chettikulangra devi temple – 44 km
  • Noornad – Padanilam parabrahma temple – 60 km
  • Haripad – Subrahmanya swamy – 32 km
  • Kanichukulangara – Kanichukulangara devi – 18 km
  • Thuravoor – Thuravoor mahakshetram – 32 km
  • Varanad(Cherthala) – Varanad devi temple – 25 km
  • Thangassery – Ammachiveedu moorthy temple – 80 km
  • Kalady – Sri Krishna temple – 90 km
  • Aluva/Manappuram – Aluva mahadeva temple – 80 km
  • Chottanikkara – Chottanikkara bhagavathy temple – 60 km
  • Anicad(Muvattupuzha) – Thiruvumplavi mahadeva temple – 82 km
  • paravur – Mookambika temple – 78 km
  • Adityapuram – Surya deva temple – 48 km
  • Chirakkadavu – Sri mahadeva temple – 60 km
  • Ethumanoor – Mahadevar temple – 45 km
  • Kumaranalloor – Kumaranalloor devi temple – 47 km
  • Malliyoor – Malliyoor sri maha ganapathi – 42 km
  • panachikadu – Saraswathi temple – 41 km
  • Perunna – subrahmanya – 26 km
  • Achan kovil – Achankovil temple – 135 km
  • oochira – Oochira para brahma temple – 50 km
  • pandalam – Pandalam maha deva temple – 59 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Alappuzha – 1 km
  • Thalavady – 3 km
  • Champakulam – 16 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Thumpoly – 4 km
  • Alappuzha – 3 km
  • Kalavur halt – 10 km
  • Ambalapuzha – 14 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Trivandram – 148 km
  • Cochin – 83 km
  • Calicut/Kozhikode – 216 km
  • Kannur – 324 km

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