Pathiyanadu Sree Bhadrakali Temple, Mullassery Thiruvananthapuram

Pathiyanadu Sree Bhadrakali Temple is one of Hindu goddess Bhadrakali temple in Kerala. The shrine is in Mullassery.

It is 1.5 kilometres (0.93 miles) from Karakulam under Nedumangad Thaluk. It is 12.5 kilometres (7.8 miles) from Thiruvananthapuram. The temple is managed by Pathiyanadu Sree Bhadrakali Kshetram Trust.

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The temple enshrines Goddess Bhadrakali as the presiding Deity. The idol stands for Goddess Bhadrakali, the daughter of Lord Shiva. Goddess Kali is situated toward the north (vadakke nada). The idol is known in the local Malayalam language as Thirumudi. Other deities worshipped at the Pathiyanadu Sree Bhadrakali Temple called Upadevatha's temples include Lord MahaGanapathy, Mantramoorthi, Navagraha and Nagaraja. The temple also has a small sub-temple where another deity Madan Thampuran is enshrined.


Pathiyanadu Sree Bhadrakali Temple Festival held every year, usually between February and March. But the Dikkubali Mahotsavam held on every three years and Paranettu Mahotsavam held on every six years. These Festivals begins in Malayalam month of Kumbham and the nakshatra Bharani, So all these festivals called Kumbhabharani Mahotsavam.

Swayamvara Parvathy Pooja

This pooja is held on the Festival time i.e. on the Third day of Festival, On that day girls above 18 came here and participate in this pooja to remove their Dhoshas on their marriage, and get married soon and also get good groom (only for girls above 18, who are not get married). On that day Trikalayanam( marriage of goddess Bhadrakali, based on Chilapathikaram )takesplaces. There are thousands and thousands of people came here to see this pooja and participate Trikalayanam and to get goddess blessings.

Grahalekshmi Pooja

It is the pooja which is seen only in this temple in kerala. It is on the Festival days many people participate in this pooja to remove Durdevadas from their house and get Lekshmi Devi's blessings to their house.

Grahadhosha Nivarana Pooja

It is the pooja which is seen only in this temple in kerala. It is on the Festival days many people participate in this pooja to remove Dhosham like (black magic etc.) from their house.


It is the pooja held on the fifth day of festival, it is performed by priest of the temple performs some trance like dances until he is unconscious. It is done to remove Dhosham like Drishti dhosham, Vilidhosham, Black Magict etc. It believed that on this pooja the presiding deity's bhoothaganams remove these dhosham from the people who participated in this pooja and also to the people who watching this pooja.


It is performed by the Kshetra thantri, on Festival day. This pooja is conducted to remove Sarppadhoshas.


Kalamkaval is a famous customs practiced at the temple premises and nearby places during festival. It is believed that the Goddess Bhadrakali searches her enemy demon, Daaruka in all directions before putting him to death. Devotees commemorate this legend by seeing this unique Kalamkaval. Kalamkaval is the ritual in which chief priest, carries the idol on his head and performs some trance like dances until he is unconscious.


It is believed that Pathiyanadu Sree Bhadrakali searches her enemy demon, Daaruka in all four directions before putting him to death. The four directions are East, South, West, North and also in each of these direction Kalamkaval and Gurusi takesplace.


It is believed that a fight erupted between Devi and the demon Darikan in sky. The fight is enacted on a specially erected stage made by coconut tree, about 100 feet high and is conducted at night known as Paranettu.


Nilathilporu that marks the conclusion of the Kumbhabharani Paranettu festival at Pathiyanadu Sree Bhadrakali Temple. During the climactic moment of this ceremony, the demon Daarika (the man with the symbolic crown in the foreground) weeps and begs for mercy from the Goddess. Subsequently, the Goddess beheads the demon.


The festival, ended with a grand procession knows as Aaraattu. During Aaraattu the Idol is cleaned using water collected from 101 pots. Aaraattu is conducted at Pathiyanadu Ambalakkadavu. Girls below ten years of age, along with chief priest performs the function.


Pongala at Pathiyanadu Sree Bhadrakali Temple is celebrated during the Festival of Malayalam month of Kumbham on the Punartham Nakshatram (Punarvasu Nakshatra).

Swayamavara Homam

Swayamvara Homam is held once in three months, for the people who are not get married and having dhoshams in horoscope . In this Pooja both men and women can attend.

Pooja Timings

The Temple opens on every Tuesday (03:30pm –07:30pm), Friday (04:00pm–07:30pm), Sunday (07:30am–01:00pm). First day of all Malayalam months, temple will open at morning 5.30am and close at 12.00pm and open at evening 04:00pm and close at 07:00pm(On all first day of Malayalam Month, Annadhanam is there). And also Temple opens on all Hindu Festivals.

Contact Details

Pathiyanadu Sree Bhadrakali Temple Trust
Mullassery, Karakulam. P.O
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala -695564
Phone No :- 9778025098

How to Reach

By Bus: 7 hr 38 min (286.6 km) via NH 66

By Railway Station: 7 hr 34 min (285.3 km) via NH 66

By Airport: 13 min (6.2 km) via Karakulam Mullassery Venkode Rd and Thiruvananthapuram - Ponmudi Rd/Thiruvananthapuram - Thenmala Rd

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