Pilgrimage Tour

Kavinpuram Devi Temple in Kottayam, Kerala

Kavinpuram Devi Temple is situated in precincts of Pala and Ramapuram. The idol installed in the temple makes it unique. The deity worshipped here is the form of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Temple owes its immense importance to a legend dating back to the Mahabharata era.

Kavinpuram Devi Temple is known for its religious practices. The temple recognizes rituals that are no more followed. The main festival of the temple is held during Dhanu. The 12th and 13th day of Dhanu month are considered very auspicious, and hence a grand celebration is planned. The prime attraction of the festival is the "Gavipuram Thalappoli" - ritual carried out by people in a procession with oil lamps during the night. Other festivals celebrated in Kavinpuram Devi Temple are Pongal and Naranga Vilakku. These are marked in Vrischikam.

Within the temple, there are small temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Naga Raja, Yakshi, Rakshas and Naga Kanyaka.

Kavinpuram Devi Temple is Famous For

Kavinpuram Devi Temple has its mention in the Mahabharata. As the temple was built on ruins and has not been dated, its sanctity is high among the devotees. The temple has an immense architectural significance. Kavinpuram Devi Temple was found in ruins and was revived by the local community.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Kavinpuram Devi Temple in Kerala

Arattu festival is celebrated with great zest in the Kavinpuram Devi Temple. Thousands of devotees gather in the temple on this special occasion. This festival is celebrated during April/May for a week. During this festival, the temple is adorned with lights, and colourful events make the celebrations all the more special. Thaipooyam is an essential day for Subrahmanya Swamy and is commemorated on Medashasti.

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