Spiritual Tourism XXXVIII - Heavens on Earth - Temples of Annakara
Annapoorneswari is that Aspect of the Mother Divine as the Bestower of Food. Astrologically the Deity of Venus is Annapoorneswari, Annapoorneswari Lakshmi Yakshi va Bhrigunandana. Here the Deity is mild, in contrast to the Deity of Chirakkal and is the Bestower of Prosperity.
It is the same Divine Conscious Force which manifests as the Triune Deity.
Her Sattwic aspect is Annapoorneswari ( Creative Aspect )
Her Rajasic aspect is Lakshmi ( Preservative Aspect )
Her Thamasic aspect is Durga ( Destructive Aspect )
Annakara is a rustic village, just 20 kms from Trichur.
The main Puja here is Pournami Puja, which is performed on the auspicious day of the Full Moon. Other Pujas include Trikala Puja, Bhagya Sooktham, Ayus Sooktham etc. An intensive Anna Poorneshari Pooja is also done for overall prosperity.
The Chirakkal Kali Temple
She has a Fourth aspect, as Time Personified, as Kaalaswaroopini or Kali. Since Time is the All Devourer, All Destroyer, She is the Energy of Dissolution.Give us auspiciousness
Give us prosperity manifold
Give us comeliness, give us victory
O Mother of the Worlds triune !
Videhi Devi Kalyanam
Videhi Vipulam Sriyam
Roopam Dehi Jayam Dehi
Yaso Dehi Dwisho Jahi
The entire Universe is a continuum of Consciousness and Force. Being and Becoming, the Absolute and the Relative, the Infinite and the Finite. He and She, Sah and Saa !
She flings forth from Him in an outburst of joy, again to find Him playing in Time, She and He, two in One, inseparable - Aurobindo
Here the Deity is fierce and is known as Makara Chova. Great Festivals are here when Mars gets exalted in Capricorn. The most famous Puja here is the Satru Samhara Puja, which takes care of enemies. It is said that Chirakkal Ma is the Destroyer of Enemies !
Makara Art or Capricorn Art
By Govind Kumar
Mural art inside Annapoorneswari Temple