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Puthoor Kaniyapoyika Bhagavathi Temple – Festival

Puthoor Kaniyapoyika Bhagavathi temple is located at Puthoor near Kottarakkara in Kollam district, Kerala. This small shrine is dedicated to Goddess Devi or Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple is held on Bharani nakshatra day in Meenam masam. Kumbha Bharani is also observed in the shrine.

The shrine has a square sanctum sanctorum – Chathura sreekovil. The sankalpam of Bhagavathi here is that Goddess Bhadrakali. The upa devatas worshipped here include Ganapathy and Nagas.

The annual festival observed on Bharani nakshatra day in Meena masam (March – April) is famous for Kuthira – huge tall heavily decorated structures are pulled to the temple on the occasion. Floats, tableaus, characters from Hindu puranas, melam, Tantric pujas and rituals are part of the annual festival.

Sarvaiswarya puja is held on the first and third Friday of every Malayalam month. The shrine observes Vinayaka Chaturthi in Chinga masam. The temple also observes annual Prathishta dinam.

The moolasthanam of Bhagavathi is at Kalarivila Karingali Muhoorti temple. 

Navratri and Thrikarthika are observed in the shrine.