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Puthiyakavu Devi Temple At Kumarakom – History – Festival

Puthiyakavu Devi temple is located near Kumarakom High School in Kottayam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali and the prathishta is Kannadi Shila Prathishta. The darshanam of Puthiyakavu Devi is towards west.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shivan and Yakshi. Yakshi is worshipped on the north side (outside the temple).

The 8-day annual festival ends on Bharani Nakshatram in Meenam month (March – April). The arattu of the Devi is held at the pond belonging to Koyikkal Kottaram, which is southeast of Kumarakom High School. Theeyattu, Kalamezhuthu and Kalampooja are part of the annual festival.

The main offering is Ada. Guruthi is performed before the Yakshi.

The temple belonged to Kalavam Kodathu Panikkar who was the local ruler.




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