Pookulangara Bhagavathy Temple
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.
Timings : Pookulangara Bhagavathy Temple is open from 5 AM to 11 AM and from 5 PM to 7:45 PM.
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.
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.
Pana payasam, ney payasam, thrimaduram, archana, niramala and vedi vazhipadu are the main offerings here
Saptamatrukkal, Ganapati, Veerabhadran, Subramanya and Ayyapa are other idols in the temple along with Bhairavan and Brahmarakshas.
|March /April- Kanyarkali (Thiruvathira), Kummatti (Punartham), Kalampattu|
|September/October - Cheriya Aarattu|