Valiya Koonambaikulam temple

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Valiya Koonambaikulam temple
Valiya Koonambaikulam Sree Bhadrakali temple
Valiya Koonambaikulam Sree Bhadrakali temple
Valiya Koonambaikulam temple is located in Kerala
Valiya Koonambaikulam temple
Location in Kerala
Coordinates 8°52′55″N 76°36′46″E / 8.88194°N 76.61278°E / 8.88194; 76.61278
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Locale Vadakkevila
Sanctum Bhadrakali
Major festivals Kumbha Bharani Maholsavam
Architecture Kerala style

Valiya Koonambaikulam temple or Valia Koonampayikulam temple (Malayalam: വലിയ കൂനമ്പായിക്കുളം ക്ഷേത്രം) is a Hindu temple located at Koonambaikulam near Vadakkevila in Kollam district of Kerala in India. This is one of the most ancient temples in Kerala and is dedicated to Bhadrakali (popularly known as 'Koonambaikulathamma', which means The mother of Koonambaikulam). The temple is under the control of Valiya Koonambaikulam Sree Bhadrakali Kshetra Trust. The trust owns an Engineering college called Valia Koonambaikulathamma College of Engineering and Technology (VKCET) at Parippally in Kollam district.[1]

The daily worship at the temple begins at 04:00 and ends at 21:00 local time. An important annual festival of the temple is the 'Kumbha Bharani Maholsavam' which is held in the Bharani Nakshatra of Kumbham, the month corresponding to February or March in Kollam era. Thousands of women are participating in the Chandra Pongal ritual organised in connection with the festival every year.[2]


  1. ^ "Management". VKCET. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Chandra pongal at Koonambaikulam". The Hindu. 6 March 2016. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016.

External links

  • Official website

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