Vanchiyoor Sri Athiyaramadham Devi Temple located in Vanchiyoor village of Thiruvananthapuram district near Neyyattinkara. It is one of the oldest and most famous temples in the country. The temple was later owned by the ancient Tantri family, the Attiyamadham family. During the reign of the Thirukochi kings of Kerala, the Tantric families in the temples from Thrissur to Thiruvattar were known as Akkaradesa and Ikkaradesa. An ancient Brahmin of the Attiyamatham family married from Akkaradesa and through that marriage he inherited the Tantric rights to a number of temples in the temples from Thiruvattar in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu to the Sarkaravars in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala and many temples and their associated properties. Thus one of the things he got was the temple of Sri Athiyaramadham Devi and his possessions and later he became an important tantric leader in Travancore. He took all the original deities of these temples to the Attiyaramadham Devi temple and worshiped them, which at that time was a pooja room known as their Devaram. The Tantri also built an idol of the same shape as that of the Thonnal Devi temple. The Attiyaramadham Devi Temple Devaram was later known as the centralized strategic temple of all the Attiyaramadham temples.
There is a connection between this temple and Manakkad Sri Dharmasastha Temple and the rituals associated with this temple festival are still going on without interruption.
The Manakkad Dharmasastha Temple and the Attukal Devi Temple hold festivals for nine days at the same time. So the Lord becomes very sad and for this reason Attukal Devi does not allow him to see his troubled brother for 9 days. On the ninth day, millions of devotees offer Pongala to the Goddess, and the Goddess is very happy to see this. The festival is flagging off. Pleased with his sister's vision, the Lord rises up and arrives at the Athiyaramadham temple without any fuss to relieve his tiredness. This is called pooja. It is believed that after this ceremony, Sasthav got up on an elephant, took the wings of the land, returned to the Arati temple at Padmathirthakulam, hoisted the flag and ended the festival that year. These customs still exist today
Thrikkoriyeri Vettai, Elephant Rise, Pongala, Karthika Lantern, Annadanam every day, various art activities and the Thrikkarthika Mahotsavam, which lasts for 7 days with six, is held at the Attiyaramatham Devi Temple in a very beautiful manner.
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