Alappancode Easwara Kala Bhoothathan Temple
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|Alappancode Easwara Kala Bhoothathan Temple|
|Location||Tamil Nadu, India|
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Alappancode Easwara Kala Bhoothathan Temple is a very ancient and known centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of Alappancode Ammavan (Lord Ayyappa).
The famous Alappancode temple is situated in Anducode at Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu state which is under the administration of hereditary trustees (Trustees will be the eldest members of the four families of same origin named Mattaeppally, Kizhakae Veedu-1, Kizhakae veedu-2 and Kokkuvilakam) In Tamil Nadu Alappancode is the only temple where a large number of caparisoned elephants are participating in the annual festival. Every year more than twenty five decorated elephants are joining for the procession. The procession will start from the Kariyathara Temple in Anducode and finishes in Alappancode and the procession will cover about seven kilometers. Devotees from Kerala and Tamil Nadu are gathering here to see the festival. The festival will be held on the last Saturday of December every year.
The temple is located about eight kilometers to the north-east of the bus station in N.H.47 at Martandam, in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. It is approximately 45 km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and 35 km from Nagercoil. Access:7 km from Kuzhithurai and Marthandam(NH-47)
Daily 5.30 AM to 10.30 AM and 5.00 PM to 6.30 PM. The sanctum sanatorium will only be opened till 12.30am on all Saturdays and Wednesdays.
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