malayalappuzha devi temple, offerings, location and festivals
Malayalappuzha devi temple, bhadrakali temple in pathanamthittta
Malayalappuzha devi temple is one of the main bhadrakali temple in kerala, it located in pathanamthitta district close to the city at a distance 8 km. it is believed that Malayalappuzha devi temple is one of the ancient 3000 years old. there are many devotees reach here every week for realize their wishes tuesday and friday are the main days for some special rituals. The principal deity goddess bhadrakali is one of the avatar of parvathy devi. the sub deities of the temple are brahmarakshas, nagarja Malayalappuzha devi temple follows the style of kerala architecture. there is a unique parvathy statue feeding ganapathy on her lap. goddess bhadrakali devi protects devotees from the actions of enemies , some rituals can be offered for devi.
According to hindu legend the two brahmin devotees they went kollur to pray mookambika, devi blessed that devotees and absorbed herself in the vigraha of brahmins, it is believed that devi give the order about the installation about that idol through dream, that place is malayalappuzha according to hindu rituals it was installed there. it is believed that the idol of the temple renewed every year in old days. malayalappuzha devi temple is administrated by travancore devaswom board.cock flying offering is a rare offering host in this temple. pongala is conducted in malayalam month makaram.
Vinayaka, muruga and sastha installed at the south eat direction of the main sanctum,The temple is open for the visitors from 5.00 am to 1.00 pm in the morning and 5 .00 pm to 8.00 pm in the evening. kumbha thiruvathira festival is the annual festival celebrated here which lasts for 11 days. the nearest railway station is thiruvalla at adistance 8 km and the next is chengannur railway station. when you reach at pathanamthitta there are different private services to reach the temple nearby temples are aranmula parthaswarathy, chengannur mahadeva etc