Sarkara Devi Temple is one of the foremost Devi temples in South India. It is located at Sarkara
, south of Chirayinkeezhu
in Thiruvananthapuram District
Sarkara Devi, one of the forms of Goddess Bhadrakali, is the main deity worshipped. Lord Ganesh and
Nagaraja are the sub-deities. The temple rose to prominence with the introduction of the famous Kaliyoottu festival. Sarkara Bharani, the birthday of the Bhagavathy, is the other major festival celebrated. These two festivals reveal a glimpse of the rich cultural past of Travancore.
The temple is about 33 km north of Thiruvananthapuram and near the Chirayinkil Railway Station. Regular buses are available from Thiruvananthapuram and Attingal.