God and Godess :

  • Devi bhagavathi
  • Bhadrakali
  • Mani bhushan
  • Lord shiva

Location :

Kumaranalloor Katyayani Devi Temple
Ooranma Devaswom, Kumaranalloor,
Kottayam district – 686016
Kerala.

Timings :

  • Morning – 04.00 AM to 11.15AM
  • Evening – 5PM to 8PM

Temple History :

Kumaranalloor Devi temple is considered as one of the most important Devi temples among the 108 Durgalayas (Devi temples) in Kerala. Goddess Katyayani Devi is the presiding deity of this temple. This is the most ancient temple of Goddess Katyayani, where the temple is said to be more than 2400 years old, as per historical and mythological evidence as well as other sources of information. The architecture of the temple is notable for the unique structure of the Nalambalam and Sree Kovil both of which have been built in the see chakra style. This kind of architecture is rarely found in temple architecture. The temple is situated in the area of 15,000 square meters. The main gopuram (entrance) of the temple faces towards the east rection, and high walls surrounding the temple with other three gopurams (entrance) in each direction (south, west & north). While entering the temple, the temple view presents a divine picture. Getting into the temple through the main gopuram one can see the golden Dwajam and the Balickal Pura with carvings of many sculptures including those of Ganapathy and Shiva and other saints on pillars. Inside the Nalambalam, Sreekovil and the main mandapam are surrounded by paths made of carved stones. The temple of Shiva is on the right side of the main Sreekovil. Bhadrakali temple is situated on the south of the temple along with the full stretched surrounding path on carved stones for the whole temple.

The important festival of the temple is Thrikkarthika celebrated in the month of Vrischikam (November–December). On the Karthika day, it is usual to make a Nivedyam (offering) in the precincts of the Udayanapuram and Thrissur Vadakkunnatha temples. The story goes that the Gods in these two temples, greatly charmed by the beauty of the Devi returning after her Karthika bath. They came out of the temples, got over the compound walls, and stood there looking amorously at the seductive figure of the passing Devi, and the temple priest who ran helter-skelter in search of the Gods finally met them on the walls at the southern end of the temples. Thenceforth, during Karthika, puja is performed over the walls of these temples. The display of lights in the evening, called Karthika Vilakku, is the highlight of this celebration.

Festivals :

  • Thrikarthika
  • Navarathri
  • Meenapooram
  • Uthrattathi Vallamkali
  • Dhwaja prathishta day ( flagstaff day)
  • Maha Shivarathri

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • THE TEMPLE OPENS AT 4.00 AM
  • 04.00 AM – OPENING
  • 04.00AM TO 4.15AM – NIRMALYAM
  • 04.30 AM – ABHISHEKAM
  • 05.45 AM – USHA POOJA
  • 06.30 AM – ETHIRETTU POOJA
  • 07.00 AM – SEEVELI
  • 08.00 AM – PANTHEERADI
  • 10.30 AM – UCHA POOJA (THE NOON POOJA) AND NAVAGAM
  • 11.15 AM – UCHA SEEVELI(THE NOON SEEVELI)
  • TEMPLE WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 11.30AM – 5.00PM AND REOPENS AT 5.00PM
  • 05.00 PM – REOPENING
  • 07.00 PM – ATHAZHA POOJA
  • 07.30 PM – DEEPARADHANA
  • 07.45 PM – ATHAZHA SEEVELI
  • 08.00 PM – CLOSING
  • Offerings Bhagavathy
  • NAME OF OFFERINGS TO BHAGAVATHY
  • Bhadradeepam – 1 kg oil – 0.00 
  • Ganapathy Homam – 25.00 
  • Bhagavthsava – 25.00 
  • Visheshal Pooja – 0.00  Conditions apply
  • Divasa Pooja(Full day) – 501.00 
  • One time Pooja – 101.00 
  • Karuka Homam – 25.00 
  • Manjal Abhishekam – 3.00 
  • Mala – 5.00 
  • Katti Mala – 25.00 
  • Nira Mala – 50.00 
  • Vella Nivedyam(Rice) – 10.00 
  • Kuttu Payasam – 25.00 
  • Kadum Payasam – 30.00 
  • Valiya Kuttu Payasam Required – 100.00  Materials/Consecutive Price
  • Palpayasam (Nazhi) – 25.00 
  • Chathushatham (Full) – 1500.00 
  • Chathushatham (Half) – 800.00 
  • Chathushatham (Quarter) – 400.00 
  • Annaprasham(Chorun) – 50.00 
  • Adimakidathal – 50.00 
  • Thulabharam – 50.00 
  • Materials/Consecutive – Price
  • Vidyarambham – 50.00 
  • Vivaham(Mariage) – 351.00 
  • Mala Pooja – 5.00 
  • Kettu Nira(For Shabari Mala) – 10.00 
  • Kavadi – 10.00 
  • Vallam Kali(Boat Race) – 10.00 
  • Aymbara – 500.00 
  • Nelpara – 50.00 
  • Manjal Para – 200.00 
  • Sharkara Para – 100.00 
  • Ari Para(Rice) – 100.00 
  • Malar Para – 50.00 
  • Chuttuvilaku – 5000.00 
  • Golden Thali – 200.00 
  • Vehicle Key Pooja – 25.00 
  • Vehicle (Two Wheeler) – 100.00 
  • Vehicle (Others) – 300.00 
  • Moola Manthram Archana – 5.00 
  • Bhagya Sooktham Archana – 10.00 
  • Aikyamakthasooktham Archana – 10.00 
  • Swayamvara Manthram Archana – 10.00 
  • Devi Mahathmyam Archana – 25.00 
  • Ayusooktham Archana – 15.00 
  • PurushaSooktham Archana – 15.00 
  • Vidyasaraswatha Manthram Archana – 15.00 
  • Pantheerayiram Archana (12000 times  archana) – 600.00  (Required Flowers)
  • Namaskaram – 15.00 
  • Kutta Namaskaram – 30.00 
  • Offerings to Lord Shiva
  • NAME OF OFFERINGS MATERIAL MINIMUM CHARGES(Rs) REMARKS
  • TO LORD SHIVA – REQUIRED
  • Bhadradeepam – 1kg oil – 0.00
  • GanapathyHomam – 25.00
  • Bhagavthsava – 25.00
  • ValiyaDhara(HolyShower) – 0.00 ConditionsApply –
  • Ashtabhishekam – 250.00 ConditionsApply –
  • Shankabhishekam – 10.00
  • Rudrabhishekam – 20.00
  • Jaladhara – 10.00
  • Kshiradhara – 20.00
  • Bhasmabhishekam – 20.00
  • KarikkeAbhishekam – Karikke – 3.00
  • MruthyunjayaMantrabhishekam – 20.00
  • MahaMruthyunjayaManthrabhishekam – 50.00
  • VellaNivedyam(Rice) – 10.00
  • Payasam – 25.00
  • KarikkeNivedyam – Karikke – 0.00
  • KuvalaMala – 10.00
  • ThulasiMala – 10.00
  • LotusPetalMala – LotusPetal – 10.00
  • ChethiMala – 10.00
  • PradoshaDivasaPooja – 151.00
  • RudraSukthamArchana – 10.00
  • PurushaSukthamArchana – 10.00
  • AayuSukthamArchana – 10.00
  • BhagyaSukthamArchana – 10.00
  • MoolaManthraArchana – 5.00
  • MruthyunjayaSukthamArchana – 10.00
  • MahaMruthyunjayaManthramArchana – 20.00
  • MangalyaSukthamArchana – 10.00
  • ShanidoshaPariharam – 10.00
  • Offerings Mani Bhushan
  • NAME OF OFFERINGS TO LORD MANIBHUSHAN
  • MATERIAL REQUIRED – MINIMUM CHARGES (Rs) – REMARKS
  • Nivedyam – 10.00
  • Janma Nakshatra Archana Mala – 5.00
  • Ellu Thiri (Neelanjanam) Coconut – 0.00
  • Offerings BhadraKali
  • NAME OF OFFERINGS TO DEVI ALLUNGAL BHAGAVATHY
  • MATERIAL REQUIREDMINIMUM CHARGES (Rs)
  • Valiya Guruthy – 0.00
  • Raktha Pushpanjaly – 10.00
  • Shathru Samhara Pushpanjaly – 10.00
  • Mala – 5.00
  • Chemparathy Mala – 10.00
  • Special offerings:
  • Udayasthamana pooja (poojayum villakkum)
  • Chathushatham (payasam offering)

Nearest Temples Around Kumaranalloor Katyayani devi temple :

  • Ettumanur Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 9.00 km
  • Iravimangalam Sri Suryadeva Temple – Kottayam district – 17.00 km
  • Vaikom Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 29.00 km
  • Chirakkadavu Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 36.00 km
  • Erumeli Sri Dharmasastha and Petta Sasthavu Temples – Kottayam district – – 50.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Kottayam – 5 km
  • Changanassery – 21 km
  • Pala – 24 km
  • Ettumanoor – 8 km
  • Pampady – 18 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Kumaranalloor – 1 km
  • Ettumanoor – 9 km
  • Kottayam – 4 km
  • Changanaseri – 23 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Cochin – 85 km
  • Calicut – 219 km
  • Kannur – 343 km
  • Coimbatore – 252 km
  • Trivendrum – 158 km

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