Pattupurakkavu Bhagavathi Temple

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Pattupurakkavu Bhagavathi Temple
Pattupurakkavu Bhagavathi Temple
Pattupurakkavu Bhagavathi Temple
Name
Proper name Pattupurakkavu Bhagavathi Temple
Malayalam പാട്ടുപുരക്കാവ് ഭഗവതി ക്ഷേത്രം
Geography
Country India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
Location Pandalam
Culture
Primary deity Bhagavathi
Architecture
Architectural styles Kerala architecture

Thonnallur Pattupurakkavu Bhagavathi temple (Malayalam: തോന്നല്ലൂര് പാട്ടുപുരക്കാവ് ഭഗവതി ക്ഷേത്രം) is a famous Hindu temple[1] at Pandalam, India. It is located one kilometer to the north of Pandalam junction, by the Thiruvananthapuram - Angamaly MC Road. The temple hosted the first ever Devi Bhagavatha Sathram in Kerala, from April 28 to May 7, 2010.[2][3][4]

The main deity of the temple is Bhadrakali. The temple also has shrines of other deities such as Ganapathi, Shiva, Udayan, Brahmarakshas, Yakshi, Nāga, Subrahmanyan, Navagraha, and Anamarutha. The temple complex also includes an Anakkottil (platform for elephants during the rite Seva), a holy pond, office room, and a few banyan trees. The temple has arrangements for Hindu wedding, including feast hall and change rooms. It also has a stage to conduct cultural events. The temple has a Navratri mandapam annexe situated near Pandalam central junction. The deity in the annexe temple is Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music and the arts.

Festivals and major occasions[edit]

The annual temple festival is conducted on the Aswathy day in the Malayalam month of Meenam. Special poojas are performed on that day. Traditional temple art forms and cultural programmes are also conducted. In addition to the festival programmes, the temple also hosts Devi Bhagavath Sathrams, Sapthahams, and Navahams frequently. These include renditions and lectures based on Hindu epics and puranas. The idol erection day is celebrated at the temple in June every year.

Navratri is also of great significance to this temple. Special poojas, Carnatic concerts and cultural programmes are performed at the Navratri Mandapam annexe.[5] Apart from Hindus, the organising committee for the Navratri festival includes people from other religions also, including Muslims and Christians. This symbolises the religious and cultural harmony of Pandalam. The Navratri Mandapam has facility to initiate Vidyarambham at the completion of Navratri celebrations.[6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simply Malayalees: Pattupurakkavu Devi Temple,Thonnallur,Pandalam
  2. ^ "Spiritual retreat begins at Pandalam temple". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 30 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "First-ever Devi Bhagavatha Sathram at Pandalam". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "12/27/13 Devi Bhagavatha Sathramfromtoday www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/article198413.ece?service=print 1/1 Devi Bhagavatha Sathram from today". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Navaratri festival at Pandalam begins today". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 4 October 2005. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Children initiated into learning". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2013.