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Punnasseri Temple At Pattambi - Vana Durga Bhagavathi Temple

Punnasseri Temple, also known as Engayoor Punnasseri Ehapureshwara kshetram, is located at Pattambi in Palakkad district, Kerala. This is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala.

The murti worshipped in the temple is Vanadurga who is in a peaceful form. The murti is comparatively big and is four armed – chatur bahu shila murti. Goddess Bhagavathi faces west in the sreekovil.

Dakshinamurti and Ganapathy faces south. North of nalambalam there is a Vishnu temple.

Vettakkorumakan shrine faces east and is located outside the compound wall on the north side.

The temple is located on the right bank of Bharathapuzha River.

The temple has big walls, gopuram, flag post, nalambalam and a big circular sanctum sanctorum – vatta sreekovil. The temple lost its stature and importance during later years.

The ooranma title of the temple belongs to Punnassery Nambi family - Punnassery Nambi Neelakanta Sharma (1858–1934) renowned Sanskrit scholar was born in this family.

The temple is now maintained by Kshetra Samrakshana Samithi with the participation of villagers.







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