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Puthanalkkal Bhagavathy Temple Thalappoli

Puthanalkkal Bhagavathy Temple at Cherpulassery in Palakkad District. The annual Thalappoli festival in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month (this usually falls on February 13). The rituals and festivities attracts scores of devotees. The Thalappoli festival is observed on the next day Kalavela festival.

Thalappoli is a unique feature of temple festival in Kerala. Girls, unmarried women and married women carry lighted lamps and move in a procession to the temple. It is performed for peace and prosperity.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi and is an important Shakti Shrine in the region.

The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Mithuna Masam (June - July).