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Vayalathala Aadupara Kavu Malanada Devi Temple – Festival

Vayalathala Aadupara Kavu Malanada Devi temple is located at Vayalathala in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi. The annual Pathamudayam festival, which is held on the 10th day of Meda Masam (April 23), is an important annual festival in the shrine.

This is a small traditional Bhagavathy temple with a west facing chathura sreekovil, nalambalam, namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas. The temple also has a kavu or grove attached to it.

Traditional performing art forms of Kerala and Tantric pujas and rituals are part of the annual festival. Various unique rituals that are part of Malanada temples in Pathanamthitta region are observed in the shrine.

The temple also observes Navratri and Thrikarthika festivals.