Neelamperoor padayani – highlights of annual festival at palli bhagavathy temple
Neelamperoor padayani – venue, event date and star attractions of the festival
Neelamperoor palli bhagvathy temple is one of the ancient temple in kerala located at neelamperoor of alappuzha district and has a great influence of buddists in kerala years ago. neelamperoor padyani is one of the main festival that celebrating in a grand way. vanadurga is the prime deity worship here. neelamperoor padayani is usually falls in malayalam month chingam. padayani is the event that memorise the killing of darika by goddess kali. padayani is usually conducting in the goddess temples of southern travancore. neelamperoor padayani is the festival celebrating along with onam by the villagers of the travancore.
Neelamperoor padayani host on either august or September, ‘annam kettu’ is the display of large effigies is the core part of the event. the procession of these images will be in night time. thousands of devotees reach here to enjoy the spectacular event. which are showing the mythological characters from mahbharata and ramayana etc. the initial step of padyani called choottuvaikkal. the grand festival takes place on pooram day of malayalam month chingam. The celebrations have gone through various stages depicting poomaram, thattukuda, paravalayam, kudaneerthu, plavilakkolam, kodikoora and kaval pisachu.
Except the prime deity serpent god has a great prominence and ganapathy, rakshas, ayyappa and mahavishnu too much.it is believed that the sanction of padayani was done by cheraman perumal. kudapadayani is a type of padayani which consisting the floral decorations in umbrella shape. the ten day annual festival is another colorful festival at neelamperoor except the pooram padayani festival. ten day festival conduct on malayalam month meena. daily rituals are performed according to tantric rules.
How reach at neelamperoor palli bhagavathy temple:-
Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 16 km away.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 76 km away
Nearest bus station : changanacherry about 11 km away.
2018 neelamperoor padayani: 09-09-2018, sunday.