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Pookulangara Bhagavathy Temple

Kerala, Palakkad

Pookulangara Bhagawathy Temple is an ancient hindu temple located at Kunissery in Palakkad district. The temple belonged to Kunissery Nayars. But it was later taken over by Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Board.


According to the legends, once the Zamorin King invaded Kunissery and all the male members of the village were killed in the battle. The helpless womenfolk had prayed to Bhagawathy and Bhagawathy saved her 'children' from disgrace and fought the battle herself. On learning about the powerful act of Bhagawathy, the King himself had surrendered before Bhagawathy.


Pookulangara Bhagavathy Temple structure includes sreekovil with mukha mandapam, sub-shrines, namaskara mandapam, chuttambalam with agramandapam. Navagrahas are carved on the ceiling of the agramandapam.

Darsan Info

Timings : Pookulangara Bhagavathy Temple is open from 5 AM to 11 AM and from 5 PM to 7:45 PM.

On Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays and on the first day of all Malayalam months, the temple will be open from 4:30 AM to 12.00 PM and on Thiruvathira day of Meenam month the temple will open at 4 PM. During Kummatti day, the temple remains open all through the night. 

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Darsan Dresscode

Kerala Traditional Dress is preferred.


Palakkad has mainly paddy cultivation as the main occupation of the people and the district is called the 'Rice Bowl' of Kerala. The social and cultural customs of the people are, therefore, one way or other, connected with agriculture.

Location and Contact

Pookulangara Bhagavathy Temple, Erimayoor, Kunisseri, Palakkad, Kerala - 678 681

Pookulangara Bhagavathy Temple is placed at Kunissery, which is 20 km from Palakkad Town. It is just 50 metres from Ambalanada junction on Alathur Road.

Additional Info

  1. Hotel Fort Palace
    West Fort Road, Palakkad, Kerala 678 001
    Phone:0491 253 4621
    Hotel Indraprastha
    3-star hotel, 
    English Church Rd, Nurani, Palakkad, Kerala 678001
    Phone:0491 253 4643
  2. Union Bank, Canara Bank, HDFC Bank
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Temple Rituals

The main idol is of Goddess Bhagavathi with the sankalpa of Goddess Durga in a mild nature. The darusilpa idol is in sitting pose with eight arms holding conch, chakra, mace, lotus, trident, bow, arrow and rope.

Regular Offerings

Pana payasam, ney payasam, thrimaduram, archana, niramala and vedi vazhipadu are the main offerings here

Special Rituals

Saptamatrukkal, Ganapati, Veerabhadran, Subramanya and Ayyapa are other idols in the temple along with Bhairavan and Brahmarakshas.

Famous Festival

March /April- Kanyarkali (Thiruvathira), Kummatti (Punartham), Kalampattu

September/October - Cheriya Aarattu

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