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 ghatsand some villages from adjacent state of Tamil Nadu

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  • Mangala Devi Kannagi
    Mangala Devi Kannagi
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    Kannagi Temple
  • Kannagi Temple
    Mangaladevi Kannagi Temple

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Airport : Madurai

By Train

Nearest Railway station : Madurai

By Road

Reaching from Madurai-Usilampatti-Andipati to Theni

Stay

Hotels and Lodges are available at Theni