Lattitude: 8.654033, Longitude: 76.786034
Sarkara Bhagavathy temple located at Chirayinkeezhu Taluk, Thiruvananthapuram, is one of the major pilgrim destinations in South India. The presiding deity is Goddess Bhadrakali. The popularity of the temple rose after the introduction of the famous Kaliyoottu festival by Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma. The Kaliyoottu festival falls in the month of February-March where the produce of the first harvest is offered to the goddess. The festival involves a dramatic presentation of the story related to the genesis of Kali and the feud between Kali and the demon, Darika. Another important annual festival of the temple is ‘Meenabharani’ which is celebrated for ten days in the month of March - April.
The sanctum sanctorum is a two-storeyed rectangular structure where the second storey is adorned with the sculptures of Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Durga, and several other deities.
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The nearest railway station is Chirayinkeezhu, about 1 kms away.
The nearest airport is Trivandrum International airport, about 27 kms away.
Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 033
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