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|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Nearest city||Kollam (31km)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Mavelikkara|
Poovattoor (Malayalam:പൂവറ്റൂർ) is a village located in Kottarakara taluk in the northern part of the Kollam District, Kerala state, India. It is best known as the site of an ancient Bhagavathy temple, Poovattoor Devi Temple, sister of Pattazhy Devi Temple. .
The name Poovattoor has an uncertain etymology. The name is derived from Poo attoor (The place where flower fell).Legend says that the goddess of Poovattoor was the sister of goddess of Pattazhi.The younger sister wanted a new place. So the elder gave her a handful of flowers, and told her to reside where the flower is falling. Poovattoor was the place where the flower fell.
Poovattoor can be divided into three sub parts. Poovattoor west, Poovattoor east and Poovattoor. MC road is the major road going through this village. The village is located on the banks of kallada river.
The land of Poovattoor comprising Kulakkada panchayat area. The annual festival at Poovattoor Devi Temple is one of the largest temple festivals in Kulakkada Panchayat. The festival is known for Kettukazcha, Kambam (fire works), Aalp Ezhunnallathu (Procession of small structure made out of plantain kernel and germinating leaves of coconut tree with numerous lamps on it), Ponnin Thirumudi (Devi's idol carved out of pure gold and rare precious stones) Ezhunnallathu.
Places of worship
Famous temple is Poovattoor Bahagavathy temple, Mahavishnu temple of Poovattoor East and Mahadeva temple of Vilarithala (Poovattoor west) are other major temples. It also has a number of churches. Vilarithala sri mahadevar temple, Alumkunnil mahadevar temple and sree narayana gurumandiram thachanmukku are also in this place Mavady mahavishnu temple is another pilgrim spot in this village.
Literacy and Education
Poovattoor has 3 educational institutions; two of them are under Nair Service Society and the other one is a Govt. L.P School.
- H.S.S Poovattoor
- N.S.S L.P School
- Govt L.P.S Poovattoor
There is a Primary Health center in Poovattoor.
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