Ammachiveedu Muhurthi Temple
The origin of the Temple can not be traced through records. But
it is founded some six hundred years ago for the spiritual benefit
of Ammachi Veedu family, an ancient aristocratic family in Quilon
(Kollam). It is believed that the Diety (No Idol) is the Guru of Dharma
Sastha of the Temple named Shasthamkotta Temple about 35 kms meters
away from theAmmachi veedu. On the basis of a marriage ceremony Lord
Dharma Sastha with pleasure entrusted the Diety to one of the Karanavans,
who is now worshipped in the Temple as 'Brahma Rakshas', on the right
hand side of the Diety. Since the Diety has the position of a Guru,
the members of the Tarawad is prohibited to enter into the premises
of Shasthamkotta Temple. But on all auspicious occasions poojas have
to be performed there, and get the blessings of Dharmasastha. The
most important aspect is that the 'Garbhagrah' of this temple is only
4 x 4 x 6 width, breadth and height. There is a Peedam over which
the diety is installed. Two 'Coanches' are placed over the Peedam
and recently the Peedam is covered by silver plate and the two coanches
are placed in golden covers. The diety is considered as powerful and
the devotees without caste colour and creed worship in the temple.
Adjoining the temple there is a Sarpakavu where in Parappooramma Bhagavathi
is installed and Nagaraja, Nagayakshi and Naga Kanyaka are also there.
The annual 'Noorum Palum, and Sarpabali is performed by Tantri of
'Pampumekkadu mom of Mala' .So also the Tantri of the main temple
is Sreedharan Namboodiri of Puthumana mom. The main Upadevathas are
Ganapathy, Rektha Chamundi, Paramparu, Yakshi, marutha, Rekshus, Gandharvan,
Vethalam, Yogeeswarans. Apart from there another diety which is placed
out side the temple premises is 'Ginnu', worshipped by Muslim community.
There is no exact date on which the festival is to be conducted.
The annual festival falls on Dhanu of every year but it is to be done
after the Mandala Pooja is over. This fact gives ample proof that
the diety has some relation with Dharmasastha and the members can
not go on pilgrimage to Sabarimala temple. 10 days festival is conducted
in the temple without any financial support from the public. No donation
is solicited for the purpose. On the 10th day the Karanavan conducts
the pooja in the Kalam specially prepared for the purpose and boiled
Ninam is offered to the diety. This is a rarest phenomina available
in the temple.
The diety is worshipped by the name Moorthy Amma, which, denotes
the absence of an idol. Every year Sahazrakalasam is conducted and
this year it will be on June 5 to 7. The desires of the people will
be materialised in all sense by the Mother. There is a Sree Chakra
prathishta in the temple on the left side of the Diety. This Amma
can be worshipped in any form, it is on the basis of mental desire
of the worshippers.
Main Offerings - Ganapathi Homam, Bhagavathy Seva, Muzhukkappu to
Ganapathy, Palpayasam, Vidyarambam, Thulabharam, Kunjoonu, Malarnivedyam,
Meni payasam, Abhishekas, Noorum Palum, Ayilyam Oottu, Panthirunazhi
etc are the important offerings in this famous temple.
Ammachiveedu Muhurthi Temple, Kollam -12, Ph: 0474 - 2796413.