Kadammanitta devi temple, popular for kadammanitta padayani
Kadammanitta devi temple the popular festival is kadammanitta padayani
Kadammanitta devi temple is popular devi temple in pathnamthitta famous for kadammanitta padayani. this is an ancient art form in kerala. in north kerala the temples became popular with theyyam, thira etc, similarly southern kerala became famous by the padyani performance many temples in pathanamthitta hosts padayani, however kadammanitta devi temple is an exampe of such a wonderful art form. the principal idol of the temple is goddess devi as the form of bhairavi, the prime deity is a powerful one ever, there s also a shire for mala deva which is the protecting for goddess bhagavathy. there is also separate shrines for lord shiva and vishnu.
There is also space for nagathara which aims to worship for serpants. there were four mountain shrines in the temple compound.The kadammanitta devi temple is opens from 5.00 am to 9.00 am for morning rituals and then 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm for evening rituals. the temple and the surroundings are the best example of folklore culture. the annual festival is the main event at the temple usually comes along with vishu, this is the annual festival of the temple celebrates in a grand way at the temple the temple festival end at the 10th day which called pathamudayam.
The festival initiates after the choottuveyppu. the ritual art form padayani is usually conducts in these days, padayani is a dedication for goddess bhgavathy, this is the symbolic violent expression of goddess after killing the cruel demon darika.Pathanamthitta is the nearest city to the temple situated at a distance of 8 km, regular private vehicle services are available to the temple. the nearest railway stations are thiruvalla and chengannur with distances 24 and 27 km distances respectively. the closest airport is trivandrum international located at a distance of 116 km.