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Venmony Sharngakavu Devi Temple – Vishu Festival

Venmony Sharngakavu Devi temple is located at Venmony, around 7 km northwest of Pandalam, in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The famous annual festival in the temple coincides with Vishu day (April 14 or April 15).

The shrine is also known as Chamakkavu and is located on the banks of Achankovil River. The shrine is famous for the monkeys that live on the kavu (groves) around the temple.

The shrine is open to the elements of nature. Prathishta is covered with red pattu. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy and Navagrahas. Kadum payasam and vella choru are the naivedyam in the temple.

There is a belief that a huge portion of the temple is located underwater.

The annual festival is famous for Kettukazhcha including theru, kuthira and kala. Kuthiras arrive here atop two boats tied together.