Vadakkan koyikkal devi temple puthiyavila – famous kubha bharani festival
Vadakkan koyikkal devi kshethram, most celebrated festivals and the features
Vadakkan koyikkal devi kshethra is a popular devi temple in kerala located at puthiyavila village nearkayamkulam in alappuzha district. main deity is goddess parvathy, consort of lord shiva. however there is a separate installation for lord shiva is also in the temple. two storied architecture is the star attraction. goddess parvathy installed in first floor and shiva placed in the first floor. yakshi, nagadevatha, bhadrakali, sree dharma sastha are the sub deities of the temple. most of shiva temples in kerala placed shiva with parvathy. chengannur mahadeva temple is the popular shiva temple with parvathy located adjacent to vadakkan koyikkal kshethra.
Kumbha bharani festival is the most celebrated event at Vadakkan koyikkal devi kshethra, which annually conducts by the temple authority. it host in malayalam month march or april which may vary according to the malayalam calendar, it commonly falls in malayalam month kubham. so that the event got the name kumbha bharani. the event is usually conducts in almost devi temples in south kerala. the celebration is lasts for ten days. kettukazhcha is the highlight event belongs to the temple. kettukazcha is very huge structure of horses which made by some raw materials and wood. kettukazcha procession will carried out of temple by the devotees. kettukazhcha event.
Kettukazcha event takes place in last two days of kubha bharani festival. navaha yeknjam is one of the religious festival hosting annually in the temple Vadakkan Koyikkal Devi Temple Puthiyavila. this last for nine days with great religious significance, there are some important rituals conducts as the part of the event. kayamkulam is the nearest city located at a distance of 9 km, there are frequent bus services available from kayamkulam to puthiyavila. kayamkulam is also the nearest rail head. kochin international is the nearest airport.