Adichikkavu Sree Durga Devi Kshetram
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|Adichikkavu Devi Kshetram|
|Other names:||Adichicavu Devi Temple|
|Sanskrit transliteration:||अदिचिक्कवु देवी क्षेत्रं|
|Architecture and culture|
|Architectural styles:||Traditional Kerala style|
|Records indicate the temple is very old|
|Governing body:||Pandanad Karayogam|
Adichikkavu Sree Durga Devi Kshetram, also known as the Adichikavu (Adichicavu) Devi Temple (Malayalam: അടിചിക്കാവ് ശ്രീ ദുര്ഗ ദേവി ക്ഷേത്രം) is one of the oldest temple in Pandanad village, Alapuzha. The temple is located at Pandanad in Chengannur taluk of Alappuzha district in the south Indian state of Kerala. The temple is situated about 6 km west of Chengannur, and 4 km east of Mannar.
Pathamudayam (പത്താമുദയം) - The major festival is Pathamudayam which takes place in the temple during the month of Medam (April). The ten day celebrations starts on Vishu (വിഷു), and ends on 23 April with night long celebrations.
Sapthaha Yajnam (സപ്താഹ യജ്ഞം) - Each year Sapthaham celebrates for 7 days with worships and food for devotees.
Parayeduppu (പറയെടുപ്പ്) -
Navaha Yajnam (നവാഹ യജ്ഞം) - Each year 'Navaha Yajnam' celebrates for 9 days with worships and food for devotees.
Like other Hindu temples, temple also has shrines of other deities. These deities include shrines of Yakshiamma (യക്ഷിയമ്മ), Nagarajav (നാഗരാജാവ്), Nagayakshi (നാഗയക്ഷി), Brahmarakshas (ബ്രഹ്മരക്ഷസ്).