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Arookutty Sri Mathanam Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Arookutty Sri Mathanam Bhagavathy temple is located at Padathara – Arookutty near Cherthala in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Devi or Bhagavathy, lovingly known as Mathanathamma. The annual festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam (February – March).

As per history the murti of Bhagavathy worshipped in the temple was retrieved from the Vembanad Lake around 1000 years ago.

Navagraha puja is held in the temple daily.

The shrine has a chathura sreekovil and kodimaram or festival flag pole. There are separate shrines of upa devatas.

The annual festival is famous for Tantric pujas including various types of pushpanjali, homams and dharas. Procession and Kerala temple performing arts are part of the festival.

The temple also observes Ramayana Masam, Navratri – Vijayadashami and Thrikarthika festival.