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Ponkuzhi Sree Rama Temple – Festival

Ponkuzhi Sree Rama temple is located at Ponkuzhi on the Sulthan Bathery-Mysore road in Wayanad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ram. The annual festival in the temple is held in Kumbham month (February) with flag hoisting or kodiyettam.

The shrine on the banks of Ponkuzhi River is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Rama. Goddess Sita Devi temple faces the Rama temple. Both the shrines are split by the main road. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Lakshmana and Hanuman.

This is a traditional Kerala style temple. It is believed that the water in the temple pond are the tears of Mata Sita.

The annual festival is famous for melam, temple folk art forms and arattu.

The other important dates in the temple include Sri Rama Navami in Meena Masam and Ramayana Masam.

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