Tuesday Jun 18, 2024

Kottayam Pattupurackal Bhagavathy Temple- Kerala

Address

Kottayam Pattupurackal Bhagavathy Temple- Vadakkenirappu, Njeezhoor, Kottayam District, Kerala – 686612

Diety

Amman: Bhadrakali

Introduction

Pattupurackal Bhagavathy Temple (also known as Kattampack Kizhakkum Bhagam Pattupurackal Bhagavathy temple) is an ancient Bhadrakali temple located in llage, Kottayam. It is the only temple in Njeezhoor village where presiding deity as Sri. Bhadrakali. Offering naranga vilakku (Lemon lamp) and neivilakku (Ghee lamp) on every Tuesday and Friday is very significant in this temple. The nearest towns are Kuravilangad and Kaduthuruthy. It is about 6 km and 11 km away from temple respectively. The last renovation activities were done on 19 March 2016 with the presence of Kshetra Thantri Brahma Sree Anil Dhivakaran Namboothiri. The temple is managed by Nair Service Society (NSS).

Puranic Significance

The temple worships Sree Bhadrakali as presiding deity, based on the Hindu myth the Bhadrakali treated as the daughter of Lord Shiva. Yakshi and Bhagavathy are placed here as subordinate deities. This Temple is more than 1000 years old in Kerala.

Beliefs

Valiya guruthi pooja is performing at night on one day after the 12-day festival. This is the most powerful pooja to remove all obstacles and evil forces against one’s life. It is an hour long pooja which is tied to a plantain tree and erected on the center of a 64 cornered frame made up of plantain tree ingredients on the floor. This pooja is accompanied by traditional drums (chenda). The annual festival ends with this guruthi pooja.

Festivals

 Pattupurackal Bhagavathy temple celebrates its annual festival on every Malayalam month of Meenam. The 12-day long festival starts with Pongala. Special poojas are organized during the festival.  Pongala is celebrated every year during the annual festival. It commences a day before the 12-day annual festival.  Mudiyettu is celebrated in Pattupurakkal Bhagavathi Temple on the completion of the annual festival. Mudiyettu is a ritual dance-drama performed in Bhadrakali temple and a prime attraction.  Valiya Guruthi is performed a day after the 12-day festival. It is believed to be the most powerful pooja and known to remove all obstacles and evil forces in one’s life. Other festivals celebrated with great pomp in Pattupurakkal Bhagavathi Temple are – Vidhyarambham on the completion day of Navaratri, Ashtadravya Maha Ganapathi Homam on Vinayaka Chathurthi, Sarvaiswarya pooja, Agenda Namajapam and Varapodio offering on the full moon day of every month for subordinate deities.

Century/Period/Age

1000- Years old

Managed By

Travancore Devaswom Board.

Nearest Bus Station

Kottayam

Nearest Railway Station

Kottayam

Nearest Airport

Kochi

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