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Elambulassery Temple Pooram Festival – Nalusseri Bhagavathi Temple Information

Elambulassery Nalusseri Valiya Bhagavathi temple is located 5 km west of Ponnagod on Mannarkkad road in Palakkad district, Kerala. Elambulassery Temple annual Pooram festival is held on the Pooram nakshatra in Meenam month. Nearly 30 caparisoned elephants take part in the annual pooram festival.

During the Kalam Pattu ceremony, Vattakkalam is used instead of the usual Roopakkalam. During the Mandala Kaalam (a period of forty one days) Kalam Paattu is performed here. Tholpavakoothu is another ritual held in the temple.

The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The temple faces north. Two types of chanthattom are held in the temple. The Upa Devta worshipped in the temple is Kshetrapalan and this is also made from clay.

The temple was one of most famous temple in ancient Valluvanad and the deity in the temple is the goddess of 14 deshams. Elambulassery temple is the moola kshetram of nearly 12 temples in the region including Oottupura, Pulinkavu Kodarmanna Ayyappan and Karakurissi.

The murti worshipped in the temple is made from clay and is nearly 7 feet high. The deity sits atop Vedalam. There are two murtis in the sanctum sanctorum and there is also another kannadi shila vigraham.

Puja in the temple is performed by Kulangara Nair. During Mandala Kalam, puja is performed by Namboothiri.

Thottaya Shiva temple is the keezhedom of Nalusseri Bhagavathi temple.

A Thalappoli festival is held in Malayalam Edava masam in the temple.

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