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Mannarkkad Payyanadam Kurumba Bhagavathi Temple – Festival

Mannarkkad Payyanadam Kurumba Bhagavathi temple is located at Payyanadam near Mannarkkad in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual Uccharal Vela festival or pooram festival is held on Makaram 28.

This is small temple but with a highly decorated square sanctum sanctorum or chathura sreekovil. The temple is complete with upa devata shrine and a kodimaram or flag post.

The annual festival in the temple is famous for procession, caparisoned elephants, kolams, melam, and temple art forms of Kerala.

The shrine undertakes lot of spiritual activities. The shrine also observes Kumbha Bharani, Thrikarthika and Navratri festival.