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Vayillyam Kunnu Bhagavathy Temple Festival – Vayillakunnilappan Temple

Vayillyam Kunnu Bhagavathy Temple and Vayillakunnilappan Temple are located 100 meters apart at Kadampazhipuram village in Palakkad district, Kerala. Vayilyamkunnu Bhagavathi temple festival date is February 19 to February 28. The main festival in the Vayilyamkunnu Bhagavathi temple begins on Karthika nakshatra with kodiyettam in Kumbham month.

Kalampattu is held on Rohini nakshatra day (February 20). Pooram Purappadu is held on Makayiram nakshatra day (February 22). Pooram is observed on the Pooram nakshatra day (February 27, 2021).

Ezhunnallathu of more than 30 elephants takes place during the annual festival.

The main murti at Vayillakunnilappan temple is the last person in the Parayipetta Panthirukulam. The Prathishta here is a Shivling which was consecrated by Vararuchi. The deity faces east and puja is performed as per Ardhanarishwara Sankalpam.

Vayillyam Kunnu Bhagavathy temple is located 100 meters away on the north side of Vayillakunnilappan temple. Goddess Bhadrakali along with Saptamatrikas are worshipped in the temple. The deity faces north. This shrine has now more importance than the Vayillakunnilappan temple.

Vayillyam Kunnu Bhagavathi temple has a pond on the north side of the temple, big ground and big Nadashala. The moolasthanam of the temple is located on the west side and it is still maintained. The temple is more than 750 years old. The main upa devata her is Ganapathy.

The belief is that Vaishyas or Muthethimar who came and settled here after having difference of opinion with Chola king performed the Prathishta of there paradevata here.

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