Aniyoor Durga Temple Chempazhanthy Thiruvananthapuram
Chempazhanthi near Sreekaryam in Thiruvananthapuram district.
Pradhana Devatha - Main Diety
Bala Durga (in Yoga Maya form with Shangha chakra varada kadi bandha)is the presiding deity of Aniyur temple.
Aniyur temple is one among the 108 Durgalayas created by Lord Parasurama. In the Durgalaya nama stotra it is mentioned as "Anikkadu". Old name of Aniyoor is Anikusavoor (village were kusam(darbha grass) grows in a sequential or structured manner).
Upadevathakal - Sub Dieties
Ganapathy, Sastha, Nagaraja, Chamundeshwari and Bhoothanathan are the upadevathas of Aniyur Temple.
Special Days and Festivals
Tuesdays and Fridays are important days. During the Mandalakalam (41 days) Kalamezhuthum Pattum will be offered by devotees and Devaswom Board.
Utsavam : Utsavam (Annual Festival) of Aniyoor temple lasts for 8 days - beginning on the day of Avittom in the month of Medam ( April-May), it ends after the Aarattu on the eighth day, the day of Thrikarthika.
Thrikarthika : "KARTHIKA" Day in the Malayalam month "Vrishchikam" (November- December) is considered as a special day and celebrated in a grand manner at this temple. Karthika falls on the most beautiful full-moon day, which is the birthday of the Goddess Durga. In the evening, entire temple is decorated with traditional clay lamps (chirathu/idinjil) on the occasion of Thrikkarthika Vilakku. Apart from this, “Annadaanam or food offering” will also be made on this day
Thanthri and Melsanthi
Travancore Devaswom Board – Ulloor Sub Group
Aniyur Durga Temple
Chempazhanthy P. O
Website : http://www.aniyoortemple.org/index.htm
How to Reach
Nearest railway Station – Thiruvananthapuram Central (12 Km from Temple)
Nearest Air port - Trivandrum International Airport
Bus Route: Thiruvananthapuram City (Thampanoor/East Fort)- Pattom - Kesavadasapuram - Ulloor – Sreekaryam (NH 47) - Chempazhanthi - Aniyur Temple
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