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Padinjattinkara Pattupura Devi Temple – Festival

 Padinjattinkara Pattupura Devi temple, or Pattupurakkal kshetram, is located at Padinjattinkara near Puliyannoor in Kottayam district, Kerala. Also known as Pattupurackal temple, the shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. Meena Bharani day which falls in Malayalam Meena Masam (March – April) is an important festival day in the temple.

This is traditional temple with a chathura sreekovil of Bhagavathi. The shrine has upadevata temples, nalambalam, and namaskara mandapam. The shrine is located amidst green fields.

The annual festival, which begins with kodiyettam, is noted for Tantric pujas and rituals. Ezhunnallathu, melam, temple art forms, dance and music are part of the festival. The festival concludes with arattu procession.

The shrine observes Navratri with Vidyarambham and Mandalakalam and Thrikarthika festival.