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Anthinad Puthiyakavu Devi Temple – Festival

Anthinad Puthiyakavu Devi temple is located at Anthinad near Kollapally in Kottayam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. Goddess Bhadrakali in Abheeshta Varadayini form is worshipped in this temple. The annual Kumbha Bharani festival is a major festival in the temple.

Anthinad Puthiyakavu Devi Temple Story

Moola Kshetra of Puthiyakavu Devi Temple is the Kizhathadiyoor Puthiyakavu Devi Temple (at Chethimattam in Pala Municipality).

Devotees from Anthinadu were regular visitors at this temple. But, the devotees were attacked by burglars many times at Payappar over a thousand year ago. After these incidents devotees were unable to make journey through that region. So they prayed to Goddess Puthiyakavil Amma for a solution. Seeing the difficulties of Her devotees, Devi told them that she would also reside at Anthinad.

Devotees named the new temple as Puthiyakavu temple to remember the connection with Kizhathadiyoor Puthiyakavu temple.

The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Nagas, Rakshas and Kandakarnan.

This is a typical Kerala style temple with chatura sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, shrines of upa devatas.

The temple also observes various festivals and annual rituals of Goddess Bhagavathy including prathishta dinam, Navratri, Thrikarthika, Ramayana Masam and Mandala Kalam.