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Pallipurathu Kavu Temple Kottayam - History - Festival

Pallipurathukavu Temple is located at Kodimatha in Kottayam town, Kerala. The main festival in the temple begins on Vishu and ends on Pathamudayam. The annual festival is famous for Valiya Thiyattu and Garudan Thookkam.

The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhadrakali. The main prathishta is kannadi shila. The deity faces east. The current prathishta was done on Pathamudayam in Medam month.

The belief is that a person named Theeyattu Unni of Amayannoor Village had got Porkali Bhagavathi in a nandagam sword from Porkali and consecrated the deity here. There is another belief that the Goddess here was brought from Kodungallur.

The subsidiary deities or Upa Devatas in the temple are Shiva and Sastha.

The temple belongs to the family of Kottarathil Sankunni who wrote the Aithihyamala.