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Vettathu Kavu Bhagavathy Temple – History – Information

Vettathu Kavu Bhagavathy temple is located at Vettam, around 12 km from Tirur town, in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mookambika and darshanam is towards east. The Prathishta of Vettathu Bhagavathy is Valkannadi.

The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva - Parvathi, Ganapathi, Ayyappa inside the temple complex and Brahmarakshas and Nagaprathishta outside.

Thalappoli is held on the first Saturday and Sunday after Meenam 10 (last week of March).

As per history the Bhagavathi worshipped here was the Kulabharadevata of Vettathu kings.

Legend has it that the then Vettathu king – an ardent devotee of Goddess Mookambika pleaded when she appeared before him, to come to his land – Vettom. Devi consented and it is believed that she resides in the Vettam palace. From then onward the king offered ablutions and was worshiping Devi regularly. The palace ground where the offerings were made to the Devi was considered to be the original sanctum - Sree Moolasthanam - of the temple complex.

The present temple was built later, a few feet away from the Sree Moolasthanam.

Towards the south-west of the temple, lies the huge tank called the valiya chira which was used by the royal family. On the north - west, an octa-angled tank, Ilanthaikulam is situated.