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‘Kannagi temple’ fest

Published: 9th Apr, 2022

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After two years the district administrations of Theni in Tamil Nadu and Idukki in Kerala have proposed to conduct the annual Kannagi festival at the famous ‘Mangala Devi Temple’ situated between Tamil Nadu and Kerala forests.

About

  • Mangala Devi Kannagi temple is a historic temple located in the Idukki District of Kerela bordering Tamil Nadu, about 7 km from Pazhiyankudi in Theni district and 15 km from Thekkady in Idukki  
  • Cheran Chenguttuvan, the king of ancient Tamilakam had erected the temple for Kannagi around 2000 years back at Vannathipaarai and called it 'Kannagi Kottam' or 'Mangaladevi Kannagi temple‘.
  • It sits at an altitude of about 1,337 m above the mean sea level.
  • It is celebrated around the ‘Chitra poornima festival’.

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