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Orippurathu Bhagavathy Temple in Pathanamthitta, Kerala

The Orippurathu Bhagavathy temple is situated in Thattayil, Pathanamthitta. Dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali, it is the second-largest Kettukazhacha in Kerala. The sacred temple is beckoned by history that dates back to the 17th century. A holy script in Arya Language on a temple stone indicates that it is about a thousand years old. Records reveal that the annual festival started during the 18th century. According to mythology, Ezhankulam Bhagavathy Goddess Orippurathu Bhagavathy’s sister.

The temple showcases unique Indian architecture. There are two divine idols in the main sanctum sanctorum. Temple’s architecture is a combination of Thanjavur and Kerala style of architecture. Stone pillars in the temple are decorated with attractive mythological sculptures.

Goddess Bhagavathy is the presiding deity in the temple. Other gods are Lord Ayyapan, Mother Yakshi, Lord Krishna, Lord Nagaraju and Lord Madaswamy.

Orippurathu Bhagavathy Temple is Famous For

The temple is famous for its religious and historical significance. Devotees visit the temple for Parayedupu, Jeevitha Ezhunnallathu, Cultural Programmes, Huge wooden chariots, Mammoth Bullocks, Special Poojas and celebration of Kettukazhcha.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Orippurathu Bhagavathy Temple in Kerala

Meena Bharani is a prime festival celebrated in the temple. According to records, the annual celebration of the temple had been started during the 18th century. The festival lasts over three days and is celebrated in the Malayalam month of Meenam. Other festivals observed in the temple include Saptaham and Navarathri.

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