Dakshina Mookambika Temple, placed at North Paravur in Ernakulam, is one of the temples in Kerala devoted to Goddess Saraswathi. The Sreekovil or Sanctum Sanctorum is positioned in the middle of a lotus pond. The annual Navarathri pageant and Music Festival is the major pageant celebrated at this temple.
Navarathri pageant is marked by the worship of the 9 styles of Goddess Shakti / Devi. The final 3 days of Navarathri Durgashtami, Mahanavami and Vijayadashami are set apart for the worship of Goddess Saraswati – the goddess of understanding and learning. Several rituals and ceremonies are hung on the Vijayadashami. During the rite known as Vidyarambham phrases symbolizing the call of God are written on the tongue of the kid with a golden ring. The toddler is likewise made to put in writing letters on a plate of rice with the assist of elders and that is practiced regardless of non secular variations.
The temple additionally witnessed kids making their debut in various artwork forms at some stage in the nine-day celebrations. The Navarathri Music Festival here witnesses famous and famous musicians from South India to the temple.