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Panchalimedu in Kerala – Place Associated with Pandavas and Panchali

Panchalimedu is a beautiful hillside spot located near Kuttikkanam in Kerala. The place is associated with Pandavas of the Mahabharata and is named after their wife Panchali. A cave located at Panchalimedu has footprints of Bhima, the second of the Pandava brothers.

Legend has it that during the exile period in the Mahabharata, Pandavas and Panchali visited the place. There is a pond located here which is known as Panchali Kulam.

Thousands of devotees witness the Makara Jyoti lamp lit during the Sabarimala Temple pilgrimage on January 14 from the area near Panchalikulam.

There is temple dedicated to Goddess Bhuva­neshwari at Panchalimedu. The areas near the temple have Shivling, Trishul and Naga murtis. They are spread across the hill.

Panchalimedu is located around 10 km from Kuttikanam.