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Karikulangara Temple - Gods Worshipped - Festival - Unique Naivedya

Karikulangara Temple, also known as Karikulangara Devi Temple dedicated to Bhagavathi, is located on the Kudamaloor-Pulikkuttissery Road at Aymanam Village in Kottayam District, Kerala. The main festival in the temple is on Vishu. Thalappoli in the temple is observed on the first day of Karkidakam month. 

The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The upa devatas in temple are Alingal Bhagavathi, Yakshi, and Poora Bhagavathy (Kumaranalloor Amma).

It is believed that the nada of the temple was originally facing north and later it was changed to east. The balikkal pura is still located on the northern side.

The temple remains closed for three month starting from Medam 1 to Mithunam last day. The temple reopens on the Sankranthi day on Karkidakam 1. It is believed that the deity in the temple goes on a visit to Pandyadesham (Tamil Nadu) during the three month period.

The naivedya for the upa devatas in the temple during the three month is brought from Eraveeshwaram temple located nearby. Eraveeshwaram temple and Karikulangara Temple both belonged to the ruler of Chempakassery.