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Special purnima puja at Alappuzha Mullaikal Rajarajeswari temple

Sri Mullaikal Rajarajeswari temple is located in the heart of city in Alappuzha, in the district of Alappuzha, in the state of Kerala. The presiding deities of this temple are Rajarajeswari and Mullaikal Bhagavati. The temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old.

The main festival of this temple is Sandal abhishek that conducted to the Goddess commencing from Karthikai 1 to Margazhi 11 for 41 days (occurring during November to January).

The other important festivals conducted in grand scale in the temple are special poojas on Saraswathi Pooja Day; Navarathi festival is celebrated in Purattasi (September-October), amavasya puja and special purnima puja. Every day, Panchamirta abhishek is performed on the Goddesses.

The temple’s specialty is that Goddess Rajeswari is facing the West and graces devotees. The main deity is five feet tall. Mother Goddess graces the devotees under the Sun from the open space. The devotees are charged a nominal amount for sandal abishek by the temple authorities.

This temple is kept open from early morning to mid-noon and later in the evening to dusk. Devotees pray for child boon and removal of hurdles in marriage talks. It is to be noted that devotees wholeheartedly place cradles made of wood before the Goddess. On realizing their prayers, devotees offer wholeheartedly sandal abishek to the mother Goddess.

According to the historians, it is at this place, the palace of the king of Shenbagacherry existed. Goddess Shakti mentioned in the dream of the King to install an idol near the Jasmine tree and built a temple without a roof so that the Goddess as a child can enjoy the nature at its best as preferred by Her.

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