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Paravur Puttingal Temple - History - Gods Worshipped - Information - Festival

Puttingal Devi Temple is located at Paravur in Kollam district, Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is observed on Bharani nakshatra day in Meenam month and is observed for seven days.

The annual festival is noted for Kettukazhcha. The fireworks in the temple is famous and it is known as Paravoor Kambam. Tragedy struck during a fireworks show at the temple on April 10, 2016 leaving 114 dead and 350 people injured. Several buildings of the temple and 150 houses in the neighborhood of the temple were destroyed.

The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhadrakali. The murti of Goddess is 6 feet tall and is carved out of stone. The deity faces east. The puja in the temple is performed by Pathacheri family.

The Upa Devatas in the temple are Vasurimala, Moorti and Sastha.

The temple closes the day after Meena Bharani festival on Karthika Nakshatra day for seven days. The temple also closes for seven days after the Thottam Pattu ritual which begins on Vrischikam 21 (second week of December).