Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple

Mangala Devi Kannagi temple is a historic temple located in the Idukki district of Kerala bordering Tamil Nadu, about 7 km from Pazhiyankudi in Theni district and 15 km from Thekkady in Idukki district. Cheran Chenguttuvan, the king of ancient Tamilakam, had erected the temple for Kannagi around 2000 years back at Vannathiparai and called it 'Kannagi Kottam' or 'Mangaladevi Kannagi temple' and performed regular pujas. It sits at an altitude of about 1,337 m (4,386 ft) above the mean sea level. It is surrounded by lush greenery and is closed throughout the year except during the Chitra Pournami festival.[1] At other times tourists can still view it by getting a special letter from the forest ranger. The view from the temple premises is spectacular and one can see part of eastern ghats and some villages from adjacent state of Tamil Nadu.[2]

Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple
മംഗളാദേവി കണ്ണകി ക്ഷേത്രം
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Kannagi temple
FestivalsChithra Pournami
LocationKumily Peermede Taluk
Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple is located in Kerala
Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple
Location in Kerala
Geographic coordinates9°34′55″N 77°13′59″E / 9.58194°N 77.23306°E / 9.58194; 77.23306Coordinates: 9°34′55″N 77°13′59″E / 9.58194°N 77.23306°E / 9.58194; 77.23306
Elevation1,337 m (4,386 ft)
A view from Mangaladevi



  1. ^ Thousands of devotees throng Kannagi temple The Hindu
  2. ^ Tourist Guide to Kerala By Motilal (UK) Books of India, Various, V. Subburaj

R. Raghava Iyengar, Vanjimanagar, Madras University Publications, 1932, Tamil Nadu, India.

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