Pariyanampetta Bhagavati temple of Kerala

Pariyanampatta Bhagavati Temple
Pariyanampatta Bhagavati Temple | Source

Pariyanampatta Devi Temple

Palakkad, the land of palms, a district in Kerala is blessed with several temples. Pariyanampatta Bhagawathi temple is one of the famous temples among them, which is located in Mangalkunnu, 17 kms away from Ottapalam, South India.

History of the temple

The presiding deity of this temple is Bhagawathi, Goddess of 14 desams (villages). The other upaprathishtas (deities worshipped) here are Sree Ganapathy, Sree Bhairavan and Sree Nagaraja. This Bhagawathi temple is one of the largest Devi Temples of Valluvanad Desam in Palakkad.

According to the legends, about 1400 years ago, one of the members of Pariyanampatta Mana with a helper visited Sree Mookambika temple at Kollur and decided to do Devi bhajan in their entire life. While returning home, on their way, they took some rest beside a river. When he opened the bag he was shocked to find a Thidambu (replica of deity) there. Soon, with the help of the important people there the thidambu was incarnated on the same spot with due respect. The river was later turned to temple pond.

Pariyanam patta Devi temple
Pariyanam patta Devi temple | Source

Vazhipadu and Festivals of Pariyanampetta Devi Temple

Some of the main offerings (Vazhipadu) here are Bhagavat seva, Pushpanjali, muttarukkal, Ganapathy Homam. Marriages, Choroonu (first rice feeding for the kids), Ezhuthiniruthu (initiation to learning), and Thulabharam are also held here.

Festivals - The main festivals of Pariyanampatte temple are Prathishta Dinam, Ucharal vela, Pooram, Laksharchana, Nira, Anayoottu, and Navaratri. Kuthiravela, Kathakali and Chakyiar Koothu are the main attractions of Pooram festival. The Pooram festival is held in the Malayalam month of Kumbham and attended by a large number of devotees. ‘Moorthiyaatom’ held on the eve of Pooram (Valiyaarattu) is the unique feature of Pariyanampetta Bhagawathi Temple.

The long steps at the temple
The long steps at the temple | Source

Watch a Pooram festival at Pariyanampetta Bhagavati temple

See Pariyanampatte Devi temple

How to reach Pariyanampatte Devi Temple

Timings – Opens at 5 a.m.

Address – Sree Pariyanampatte Temple, Kattukulam P.O, Palakkad, PIN 679514, Kerala

Telephone 0466-2261302

How to reach there –

The temple is located at Kattukulam on Ottappalam Mannarghat route fifteen kilometers north at Mangalamkunnu.

By Air – 100 kms from Kozhikkode, 106 kms from Kochi, 110 kms from Coimbatore.

By rail – 15 kms from Ottapalam, 38 kms from Palakkad


I was very happy when I got a chance to visit this temple during my recent visit to my home town in Kerala.

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lex123 3 years ago Author

Thank you Sunil for appreciating the hub. Yes, we have to introduce the less known places and temples to the world. The people who had been to these places will be very happy to see them with more exposure.


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sunilkunnoth2012 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

This is a good attempt to introduce even some less known places in Kerala to the readers. I love reading this and appreciate your venture. Thank you for sharing.

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