Our beliefs and myths, in many ways, define who we are. Many of these are also a part of the larger socio-religious fabric of the society we are a part of. In Kerala, many of these myths, legends and beliefs are associated with temples. One such temple that has many stories to tell and which is considered to be one of the most sacred places of worship in Alappuzha is the Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple. The 500 year old temple has many stories relating to its origin and flourishing. The devotees of Alappuzha place great faith in the power of the idol of the Mullakkal Temple.
Dedicated to Goddess Durga who is worshiped here as the main deity, there are other shrines within the temple dedicated to Lords Hanuman, Krishna, Ganesha, Ayyappa and Nagaraja. There is also the representation of Navagrahas (the nine planets) in the temple. The temple conducts many festivals and celebrations throughout the year. The most prominent among these is the ‘Mullakkal Chirappu, which lasts for 41 days. Elephant processions, fireworks and various cultural programmes are organised in association with this. The Navaratri festival as well, during the month of October is celebrated here in a grand manner.
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