The fire broke out at around 03:00 a.m. local time when people were celebrating with fireworks and crackers which engulfed part of the temple premises, which were full of people.
The fire has been put under control by firemen and injured rushed to hospital.
TV footages showed huge amount of bomb like crackers were being used at the fire display, a traditional activity of the temple, known for its unique architectural style and special for women worshippers.
Police suspect an explosion had occurred at a storeroom filled with crackers and pyrotechnics materials.
State officials said a probe has been lunched into the accident, whose casualties was said to be unprecedented in the state, one of the most developed and wealthiest in India famous for its tourist attractions.
(T.C003/C/C003/C003) 10-04-2016 10:05:47