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Paramara Devi Temple – Festival - Thalappoli - Info

Paramara Devi temple, also known as Parambanar Kulangara Bhagawati and Paramara Mutthi, is located at the heart of Ernakulam city, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The annual 6-day festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam (February – March) and known as Thalappoli Mahotsavam.

The temple has a square sanctum sanctorum facing north.

The annual festival is famous for caparisoned elephants, melam, temple folk arts and rituals and pujas performed in traditional Kerala Devi temples in Central Kerala.

Processions are taken out by devotees of Vadakkumbhagam (North Side) and Thekkumbhagam Bhagam (West Side). Both the sides conduct a day’s rituals and pujas. There are also community Thalam processions.

Some of the rituals include kodipurattu Vilakke (procession with one elephant around the temple), seeveli, kazhcha seeveli, pushpa abhishekam, thiruvathira, thalappoli procession, pakal pooram, thalappoli ezhunellippu (procession at the temple with three elephants and chenda performance), Kalamezhuthum Pattum (a ritual art where the image of Devi is drawn with natural color powders. a traditional folk song, pooja, and processions are conducted as part of the ritual.)

The festival concludes with valiya guruthi and chanthattam.

The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Alunkal Bhagavathi, Sri Maha Vishnu, Shiva, Ayyappa, Brahmarakshas, Nagaraja and Nagayakshi.

The temple also observes Navratri and Thrikarthika. The annual Chithira Thirunal Chanthattam is held on Chithira nakshatra day in Meena Masam.

Paramara Devi Temple Timings

Morning Darshan Timings are from 5:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Evening Darshan Timings are from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM