Thonnallur Pattupurakavu Bagavathi temple is located at Pandalam in Pathanamthita District of Kerala. It is dedicated to Bhadrakaali. Thonnallur Pattupurakavu Bagavathi Temple is part of the famous Hindu temples at Pandalam that also include Valiyakoikal temple, Mahadev temple and Kaipuzha Sree Krishna Swami temple. This temple hosted the first ever Devi Bagavatha Sathram in Kerala in 2010.
About the temple
Its main deity is Bhadrakaali. However there are shrines of other deities that include shrines of Lord Ganesha, Lord Siva, Udayan, Brahmaraksha, Yaakshi and Anamarudha. Other deities also include snake gods and goddesses. The temple also houses a Navagriha shrine that is built on the north-east side of the temple.
The temple complex also includes a platform for elephants, a holy pond, an office room, and a few banyan trees. The temple has arrangement for Hindu wedding, including feast hall and changing rooms. It also has a dais to conduct cultural events. The temple has a Navraatri mandapam situated near Pandalam central junction. The deity in the annexe temple is Saraswathi, the goddess of learning, music and the arts.
The annual temple festival is conducted on the Aswathi day in the Malayalam month of Meenam. Special pujas are performed on that day. Cultural programmes are also conducted in addition to Devi Bagavath Sathrams, Sapthahams, and Navahams frequently. It includes renditions and lectures based on Hindu epics. The idol erection day is celebrated in June every year.
Navraatri is also of great significance to this temple. Special pujas, Carnatic music concerts and cultural programmes are performed at the Navraatri Mandapam annexe. Apart from Hindus, the organising committee for the Navraatri festival includes people from other religions also, including Muslims and Christians. The Navraatri Mandapam has facility to initiate Vidyarambham (starting of education) at the completion of Navraatri celebrations.
The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport.
The nearest railway stations are Cheriyanad and Chengannoor railway stations.
There are regular buses from other cities of the country to Pandalam. This temple is located one kilometre to the north of Pandalam junction.
Pattupurakavu Devi Temple,
Thonnallur, Pandalam P.o., Adoor Taluk,
Pathanamthita District, Kerala, India,
Pin code – 689501.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Get married to a person of a girl's choice
- Health and longevity of husband
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.