Karikkakom Devi Temple is a temple situated seven kilometers east of Trivandrum. Surrounded on all sides by the panoramic evergreen scenery, rich with coconut palms and other fauna in the land of backwaters and channels rest the Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple which is one of the most ancient and renowned shrines of Kerala. In accordace with the ancient architectural principles, under the guidance and supervision of Sree Kkanipayoor Krishnan Nampoothiri the first stage of the construction of the Sreekovil sub shrines Mukha Mandapam and Chuttu Madapam completed. The re installation of the panchaloha Idol of the Goddess followed by tantric rituals was performed on 21.03.1997 under the supervision of Bhrahmasree Rishimangulam Vasudeva potti. Earlier the temple was opend to devotees only on Sunday, Thused and Friays. But after the reinstatlion, poojas, regularly performed form morning 5 am up to 11.30 am and in the evening from 5 pm to 8 pm.
The temple stands as a legacy of our ancient culture, were thousands of devotees come every day to offer their prayers regardless of caste, creed and race. In the main shrine rests the Goddess andon the north side are the shrines of awesome Rektha Chamundi, Bhala Chamundi, and other sub shrines of shastha. Vinayaka and Yogiswaran. Yakshi Amma, Bhuvanesweri, Ayira valli etc. are also there. just to the northern side of the Devi Temple, there is an old house known as Guru Mandiram. This is believed to be the ancestral house or Tharavadu of the Yogiswaran who had brought Devi to this place. Out side the Devi Temple wall, Nager Kavau and pond belonging to the temple are located. This Nager kavu is rich in numerous varieties of trees and creepers as well as medical plants. To remove Sarpa dosha, devotees can offer Ayilla Puja and Nurum palum, Archana for Nagar and more every month on the Ayilyam day. Udayasthamana puja, pushbabhishekam, Iswaraseva, etc., are the major poojas of the temple.