Cherukunnam Sri Mutharamma Neeliamma Temple is a famous temple located in Cherukunnam, west of Kallikad ward in Chadayamangalam panchayath in Kollam district of Kerala, India. This temple is one of the few temples in South Kerala where the mother of the universe, Sri Parvati Devi Mutharamma, and the fierce goddess Kalliankadu Neeli Neeliamma live as sisters. The main feature of the temple is the generalization of Tantric and Kaula rituals and the preservation of the ancestral rituals without losing their uniqueness.On March 8, 2018 (the 24th day of the month of Kumbha in the year 1193), Anu Raj Potti re-consecrated the temple at Animam Nakshatra in the Shiva Math at Tantri Enikkara Vadakkedam. The main deities, Mutharamma, in the form of a trident in her right hand and a saffron in her left hand, adorned herself with all kinds of ornaments. Lord Ganesha,Yogeeshwara Swami , Karinkali , Mandramoorthi , Mala moorthy , Marutha and SthapakaGuru are the sub deities of this temple. A temple located at the foothills of the Melamkode temple in Tamil Nadu is located at Enikkara near Nedumangad in Thiruvananthapuram district. He worshiped his idol Neeliamma in the worship room of his house. The original headquarters of the temple is the Enikkara Kannanikonam Melamkode Devi Temple. Even today, before performing Mangala ceremonies at the temple, the heirs of the temple submit a padukka to the Enikkara Kannanikonam Melamkode Devi temple, the original headquarters, and seek permission. The main festivals of the temple are the three festivals of the year: Amman Koda in the month of Kumbha, Adi Koda in the month of Karkitaka and Marukoda which is the opening day of Thirunada after Amman Koda. The festivals and poojas at the temple are completely different from the Malayalam rituals in the Tamil rituals. The administration of the temple is vested in a trust consisting of individuals and natives selected from the three families who are the successors of the temple. Tantric rights of the temple belong to Anu Rajpotti at the Shiva Math at Enikkara North near Nedumangad in Thiruvananthapuram district. The lemon lamp is lit as part of the Rajasapooja to please the Goddess of Power. Devotees get the result of a simple Homam by lighting Lemon lamp. The lemonade is one of the rituals performed in the temple to cure the ailments. Rahu is considered to be one of the Navagrahas but is merely Tamograha. Rahu is hostile to the world. Adverse things happen when there is Rahu's abduction in Rahu's stage and in other stages. Every day during the Rahu season, the goddess is worshiped by lighting an orange lamp to avert the ill effects of Rahu's shadow. The lemon lamp is lit in the form of an acidic lemon zest with the addition of ghee or oil.When oil or ghee is added to the skin of a highly acidic lemon, its effect is intense. It is believed that praising the Goddess with the chanting of mantras in front of the fire god will remove the evil of Rahu. In Cherukkunnath, mothers prefer silk and thali to get married After the marriage, the bride and groom go to the temple with their parents to offer silk and thali to their mothers and seek their mother's blessings.
No Events for next 2 days