About Temple

The temple is one of the oldest Devi temples situated in Palappuram in Ottapalam Taluk. There are two sancta sanctorum (sreekovil) in the temple which is endowed with the presence of goddess Bhadrakali, namely thazhathe kaavu (lower shrine) and mele kaavu (upper shrine). Traditionally, the pujas in the lower shrine are performed by priests from Namboothiri community whereas those in the upper shrine are performed by priests belonging to Kulangara Nair family.

The temple opens at 5am and closes after the pujas and rituals in the morning around 10.30 am. Normally the rituals include ganapathyhomam, Ushapuja and Uchapuja . The temple reopens for the evening pujas at 5pm. After the deeparadhana and athazhapuja, both the sancta sanctorum will be closed around 8pm.

Palappuram is a small town, located 4 km from Ottapalam, between Palakkad and the Shoranur Highway in Kerala, South Indian noted for the famous Chinakkathur Temple and its festival (known as Chinakkathur pooram) held every year during February/March at the famous Chinakkattoorkkavu Temple of Goddess Durga.

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