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Nariampara Puthiyakavu Devi Temple – Festival

Nariampara Puthiyakavu Devi temple is located at Nariyampara on Kattappana-Kuttikkanam in Idukki district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual festival in the temple coincides with the famous Kumbha Bharani day in Kumbha Masam (February – March). The annual Thrikarthika festival held in Malayalam Vrischika masam (November - December) is of great importance in the temple.

This is a Kudumba Kshetram and it belongs to the Kalloorath family.

Bhagavathi is worshipped in a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum with a namaskara mandapam. There are two shrines here. There are also places of other upa devatas.

As per history, temple is associated with the Velichappadu family of Vaikom Moothedath Devi temple. The family gave up the position of Velichappadu in the temple but continued to worship the sword of their ancestors. The presence of Devi was found in the family house and a temple for Devi was built here.

The annual festival is famous for colorful procession, poojas, rituals and ezhunellippu.