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Puliyara Mahavishnu and Durga Devi Temple – Festival

Puliyara Mahavishnu and Durga Devi temple at Puliyara near Palappuram in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and Bhagavan Vishnu. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena Masam.

The upa devata worshipped in the temple is Ganapathi.

As per history, the temple was owned by Sukapuram Shabayogam. The shrine was destroyed during the Mappila Lahala in 1921 CE.

This is a traditional style temple with two chathura sreekovil. The temple has a namaskara mandapam, Kodimaram, pond, chuttambalam and shrines of upa devatas.

The annual festival is famous for melam, traditional art forms, ezhunnallathu and caparisoned elephants.

The temple also observes various other Devi temple festivals including Navratri and Thrikarthika. Vishu and Thiruvonam are the other important days.