Kunnathoor Durga Devi Temple
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About Temple

Kunnathoor Devi Kshetram is situated at Kuttemperoor, Mannar, Alappuzha district.The temple is located 4 km away from Mannar Town.The main deity of this temple is Sri Durga accompanied by Lord Siva, Mahavishnu, Ganapathy, Nagadaivangal, Navagraha Dampathikal, Yakshi and Murthi.The main Festival of this temple is Paraykkezhunnallippu(In Jeevitha).During Parayeduppu Devi visits each and every house of her village and takes away the share (it may be paddy, rise, sugar etc: the villagers offer different kinds of para as per their financial capability) meant for her.There is also a ritual called tirali vazhipadu, in which the devotees get sweets for doing the ritual.

The major festival celebrated on Medam 1 Festival nature of the Devatha is “Padahathi”.  Mother Goddess gives Vishu Kainneettam to her devotees on ‘Vishu’ and on that day Sree Bhoota Bali and ornamental lighting ( Vilakku) is conducted and Temple Tantri leads Navakam and Kalasam Poojas.

Other major festivals :-

Sri Durga

Durga is a warrior goddess depicted riding a lion as an embodiment of feminine and creative energy (Shakti). The Name “Durga” Means invincible in Sanskrit. With the “du” being synonymous with the 4 evils, poverty, sufferings, famine and evil habits. Durga is appropriated as a destroyer of sins, injustice, irreligion, cruelty and laziness. To worship the warrior Goddess is to ask for her aid in destroying our ignorance and indifference to consciousness growth. Also called the Divine Mother, she protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and blind habits of the ego.
Goddess Durga is considered by some Hindus to be the mother of Ganesha, Kartikeya as well of Saraswati and Lakshmi. Ma Durga (Mother Durga ) is depicted as a warrior aspect of Devi Parvati who rides a lion or a tiger, carries weapons and assumes mudras or symbolic hand gestures.

In her images, Goddess Durga is shown in a female form, wearing red clothes. The red color symbolizes action and the red clothes signify that She is always busy destroying evil and protecting mankind from pain and suffering caused by evil forces.

Images often see her carrying a Trishula (trident), Chakram,
Scimitar, Snake, Conch shell, Mace, Bow, Talwar (long sword), Lotus, Thunderbolt These multiple weapons convey the idea that one weapon cannot destroy all different kinds of enemies. Different weapons must be used to fight enemies depending upon the circumstances. For example, selfishness must be destroyed by detachment, jealousy by desirelessness, prejudice by self-knowledge, and ego by discrimination. The word Shakti, meaning sacred feminine force, and Durga reflects the warrior aspect of the Goddess, embodying a traditional male role. She is also strikingly beautiful.
Her Consort is Lord Shiva and she is the mother of Her two sons, Ganesha and Karttikeya, and daughter Jyoti. There are many temples dedicated to Durga's worship in India. Her abode is Kailash.

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Devanagari दुर्गा
Sanskrit Transliteration Durga
Affiliation Devi, Mother Goddess, Form of Parvati/Adi Shakti, Goddess Shakti, manifestation of Adi Parashakti
Abode Forest of Madamba Kadamba
Planet Mars
Mantra Om Durgaye Namaha Namaha/Om Aim Hreem Kleem Durga Devi Namaha
Weapon trident, discus,
Scimitar, lasso,
Conch shell, Mace, Bow and arrow, spear, sword (longsword), shield, bell, pink lotus flower, battle-axe, thunderbolt, elephant goad, lasso, snake, rod, spade, vajra, goblet, hammer weapon, iron weapon, weapon made out of thorns, javelin, dagger
Consort Shiva
Mount lion or tiger