Dakshina Mookambika Temple is also known as the Saraswathy Temple and is one of the rare temples dedicated to Goddess
The presiding deity, Saraswathi Devi, the goddess of wisdom, in the sanctum sanctorum of Dakshina Mookambika Temple at N.Paravur is Bala Parameswari, the daughter of Lalitha Parameswari. The temple is revered the same importance as the Mookambika Temple in Kollur, Mangalore.
She is aged only nine and she showed her bravery in the battle with Bhandasura who was born out of the ashes of Kamadeva. Lalitha Parameswari who is the mother of Bala Parameswari emerged from the fire (Chidagnikunda
Bala Parameswari is the basic
Daily poojas are performed by
Paravur Thampuran (ruler) in Paravur was a great devotee of Goddess Mookambika. He used to visit the Kollur temple in Mangalore every year to pay homage to the goddess. But when he became too old, his health worsened and he could no longer undertake the long journey to Kollur. The goddess appeared to the sad devotee in a dream and ordered him to build her idol near his palace so that he can have daily darshan of the goddess. Thampuran followed her instructions and built a temple at Paravur and installed the Goddess. The 'Srikovil' stands in the middle of a sacred lotus pool. In due
One of the uniqueness of the temple is the daily Kashaya Nivedyam during the Atthazha Pooja (at 7.30 pm)
The temple is located at North Paravur in Ernakulam district. Aluvan -Paravur road takes straight to this temple. From Guruvaryur, it is at 60kms, on the way to Sabarimala; 11kms from Kodungalloor Bhgagavathi temple on the route to Chottanikkara Bhagavathi Temple.
Air : International Air Port is at Nedumbassery, near Aluva, about 18 kms away.
Rail : The nearest station is at Aluva about 18km. Kochi has 2 stations, Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town. Trains from the Northern cities/Southern parts of India stop at Ernakulam Junction at D.H Road, Ernakulam South and Ernakulam Town, Near North Bridge .
Road : Buses are very frequent from Ernakulam to North Paravur via Edappally railway overbridge, Varapuzha bridge & Koonammavu. KSRTC Central Bus station is near the Ernakulam Junction railway station. Enquiry phone : 0484-2352033, 2372033. Private Buses operate from Boat Jetty, High Court Junction, Railway Station and Kaloor Junction. The temple is situated near Paravur KSRTC Bus Station.
The deities of this temple are Ganapathy, Subrahmanyan, Mahavishnu, Yakshi, Hanuman and Veerabhadran.
The parivara devathas that are installed include mainly Ganapathi inside, kannimoola (is situated near the large sacred pool), Ganapathi outside, near the large temple pond, Muruga- the jnana devatha, Vishnu the preserver of the universe. Among the parivaras Hanuman the powerful deity both Saiva and Vaishnava, Veerabhadra Lord Siva himself, are also there to bless us. A shrine devoted to Yakshi is at the southwest corner.
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Hanuman the powerful
Muruga- the jnana
Vishnu the preserver of the