(Last Updated on : 23-12-2015)
Thonnallur Pattupurakkavu Bhagavathi Temple is part of the famous Hindu temples at Pandalam that also include Valiyakoikkal temple, Mahadevar temple and Kaipuzha Sree Krishna Swamy temple. This temple hosted the first ever Devi Bhagavatha Sathram in Kerala
Its main deity is Bhadrakali
. However there are shrines of other deities that include shrines of Lord Ganesh
, Lord Shiva
, Udayan, Brahmarakshas, Yakshi and Anamarutha. Other deities also include snake gods and goddesses. The temple also houses a Navagraha shrine that is built on the north-east side of the temple.
The temple complex also includes an Anakkottil and a holy pond. It also has arrangements for Hindu wedding. It also has a stage in order to conduct cultural events. In the annexe temple there is Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music and the arts.
The annual temple festival is conducted on the Aswathy day in the month of Meenam, Malayalam month. The temple also hosts Sapthaham and Navaham frequently. Navratri is also a significant occasion in this temple. Special offerings, Carnatic concerts and cultural programmes are performed in the Navratri mandapam during Navratri festival. Navratri mandapam is considered the best places in Kerala to initiate Vidyarambham.
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