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Ponkunnam Puthiyakavu Devi Temple – Festival

Ponkunnam Puthiyakavu Devi temple is located at Ponkunnam in Kottayam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi. The annual festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam and coincides with the Kumbha Bharani.

Murti of Goddess Bhadra is worshipped in the chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum. The Upa Devatas include Ganapati and Ayyappa.

The temple has a nalambalam, namaskara mandapam, flag post (kodimaram) and shrines of Upa Devatas.

The annual Shivratri festival is noted for fireworks, procession, ezhunellippu and Kerala temple folk art forms.

The shrine also observes various other holy occasions like Ramayana Masam, Navratri, Mandala kalam, and Thrikarthika festival. Pathamudayam (April 23 or April 24) on Medam 10 is an important day in the temple.

Naranga Vilakku is an important offering in the shrine.

The temple is an important halt for those going to Sabarimala temple.