Pallipurathukavu devi temple, popular for garudan thookam and theeyattu
Pallipurathukavu devi temple, location information and features
Pallipurathukavu devi temple situated in kottayam district is actually at the small village of kottayam named kodimatha which lies between Kottayam and Changanassery via Kollam Theni route, the principal deity of the temple is goddess durga, the prime deity s known as pallipurath kavilamma for the devotees. in old days the administration was ownned by the family of kottrathil sankunni he wrote the popular aithihiya mala, their family known as puthettu kavu, thier ancestors of the family was the right to perform the rituals as velichappadu.
tuesday and friday are the special days of the goddess, it is believed that pallipurath kavilamma is an another form of bhadrakali. during that days there will be lot of devotees reach at the temple and chanting the hymens of bhgavathy till the evening, it says that will reflected as the result of sorrows of the devotees.
Theeyattu is the highlight of the temple, this is a special kind of dance form which usually performed in bhadrakali temples of kerala, the ritual performance is performed the Brahmans who named as theeyattunnis in the temple, this is a special offering in the temple for curing all deceases of the humans.
Garudan Thookaam is another offering in the temple which hosts during in the nights. annual festival celebrates the temple during malayalam month medam which is known as annual pathamudyam mahothsavam. Kottayam is the nearest city which located close to Pallipurathukavu devi temple, it has a high facility of connecting to other cities by trains and bus. the distance between kottyam rail head and Palllipurathukavu devi temple is about 4 km and with bus stand is 2 km. the closest airport is focused at nedumbassery is 80 km from the temple.