Pilgrimage Tour

Puttingal Devi Temple in Kollam, Kerala

Puttingal Devi Temple derives its name from the word 'Puttu' - a Malayalam word that means anthill. It is located close to Paravur in Kollam. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Mother Goddess. Accoladed as the famous Hindu shrine, Puttingal Temple is one of the oldest in Kollam. Pilgrims from far and wide visit this temple. A small temple was built when the presence of the Goddess was felt here. The temple in its current form was reconstructed a couple of centuries ago.

The temple has undergone a massive renovation. The entire framework is made with Teak, and each part of the Sreekovil in Puttingal Temple appears divine.

Puttingal Devi Temple is Famous For

There are a large number of highly revered temples in and around Paravur. On the festival of each temple, the evening procession concludes at Puttingal temple. Devotees firmly believe that if one prays at the Puttingal Devi, Amma ends his/ her sufferings.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Puttingal Devi Temple in Kerala

Beaten and puffed rice are the main offerings for the Mother Goddess at Puttingal Temple. The rice, along with tender coconut and flowers are offered to the Goddess. The annual temple festival, also the birthday of the Goddess is celebrated in March-April. Aswathy Vilakku, Kampadikali, Kathakali, Marameduppu and the famous cultural events associated with the festival. The festival is celebrated annually, and it lasts for seven days. During Meenabharani Maholsavam fireworks is a prime attraction. The festival attracts more than lakhs of pilgrims. After the festival, the temple remains closed for seven days. No pooja is held during this time.

Thottam Paattu is a primary offering of the Puttingal Temple. It commences on the 21st day of November – December and lasts till the main festival of the Goddess.

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