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Paliyekkara Chennamkulangara Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Paliyekkara Chennamkulangara Bhagavathy temple is located at Paliyekkara – Thalavanikkara in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali or Devi. The annual Kumbha Bharani is an important festival in the temple and is held in February or March (Kumbha Masam).

The temple is owned and maintained by Kallingal Mana. Uchhal is an important ritual in the temple. The temple is one among the 18 1\2 kaavu of ancient Kochi Kingdom.

The annual festival is famous for Tantric pujas and rituals, various performing temple art forms of Kerala are held here and Thira and various kolams are part of the procession.

The shrine has a chathura sreekovil, pond, nalambalam and namaskara mandapam.

Navratri and Thrikarthika are two other important festivals in the temple.