Palakkad Manappullikavu bhagavathi temple :

God and Godess :

Bhagavathy Amman 

Location :

Palakkad Manappully Bhagavathi Temple
Manappullikavu temple, Palakkad,
Palakkad district-678001
Kerala.

Timings :

  • Morning – 5.30 a.m to 11.30 a.m
  • Evening – 5.00 p.m to 8.00 p.m

Temple History :

Manapullikavu is in the Palakkad district in the Kerala State of India. The village is most famous for the temple Manappullikavu Vela. Sree Manappully Bhagavathy Temple is situated very near to the Palghat Town. It is on the Palghat–Chittur road and hardly 200 meters away from the NH-47. Earlier the temple was under the private ownership of ‘Kenath Family’. Now the temple is under Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowment Board (HR&CE). Kariyannur Manakkal Bavathrathan Namboothiripad of Pattambi is the Thanthri (Head Priest) of the temple now.Sri Manappully Bhagavathy Temple has a very ancient history. It is believed that the temple originally belonged to Sri Mattappilly Bhadrakali Mana, a famous Kerala Brahmin family of Kerala. Numerous Brahmin families living on the banks of Holi River Sokanasini (Bharathapuzha) used to perform ‘Yagas’ on the river bed. Thus the area came to be known as ‘Yaga-kara’ which later came to be known as ‘Yakkara’. The eastern part of Yakkara where the temple is located is called East Yakkara and the other side as ‘West Yakkara’.

It is believed that the ‘Moolasthanam’ of Bhagavathy was at West Yakkara and it was subsequently shifted to the present Sanctum Santorum of the East Yakkara temple. Sree Manappulli Bhagavathi is Bhadrakaali and was born out of the sacred “Jada” of Lord Shiva during Dakshayaga. Goddess is black in color, with four hands, each one having Soolam, Kapalam, Gadkam, and Khedam. Goddess is with three eyes, two ‘Dhamshtram’, with ‘Pattudayada’ and valuable ornaments. The Prathishta is in ‘Shanta Bhava’. During ‘Chandattam’ ceremony, She turns to ‘Rudra Bhava’ and becomes ‘Shanta Swaroopini ‘after accepting the ‘Kadummadura Payasa Nivedyam’. She is believed to satisfy the desires, hopes, and aspirations of her true devotees and also protect them from all evils. According to a legendary myth about the temple, an Asura called Neelan was disturbing the people with his misdeeds and became a menace to them. The people complained about this to Parasuraman and he, in turn, sought a remedy from Lord Paramasiva. Paramasiva incarnating his female personality to Bhadra Kali and sent her to Akamalavaram to kill Neelan. After killing Neelan, Kali became Manappulli Bhagavathy showering prosperity to her devotees.

Festivals :

  • Vela festiva
  • Magha Gupta Navratri
  • Shat Tila Ekadashi
  • Makara Sankranti
  • Thiruvathira

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • CHUTTUVILAKKU – Rs 3000
  • VISHESHAL CHUTTUVILAKKU – Rs 5000
  • SPECIAL KATHINA – Rs 1000
  • NIRAMALA – Rs 850
  • UDHAYASTHAMANAPOOJA – Rs 14000
  • KALABHAMABHISHEKAM – Rs 8500
  • POORNA CHANTHABHISHEKAM – Rs 6500
  • NAVAKAM PANCHAGAVYAM – Rs 3500
  • MAHAGANAPATHIHOMAM – Rs 5000
  • Neivilakku – Rs 10
  • KATHINA – Rs 10
  • Neeranjanam – Rs 70
  • Kalabhabhishekam – Rs 8500
  • Kadumathurapayasam – Rs 200
  • Koothupayasam – Rs 50
  • Ganapathi homam – Rs 70
  • Choroon – Rs 60
  • Thrikala Pooja – Rs 250
  • Kadumathurapayasam – Rs 200
  • Palpayasam – Rs 80
  • Panapayasam – Rs 40
  • Raktapushpanjali – Rs 8
  • Sahasranamarchana – Rs 10
  • Sooktapushpanjali – Rs 30
  • Devi sooktam pushpanjali – Rs 30
  • Aikyamatyam pushpanjali – Rs 30
  • Bhagyasooktapushpanjali – Rs 30
  • Swasthi sooktapushpanjali – Rs 30
  • Roganivarana sooktapushpanjali – Rs 30
  • Saraswatha Sooktapushpanjali – Rs 30
  • Swayamvara sookta pushpanjali – Rs 30
  • Brahmarakshassu pooja – Rs 100
  • Nagapooja – Rs 50
  • Nirmalapooja – Rs 400
  • Neyyabhishekam – Rs 210

Nearest Temples Around Neerettupuram Palakkad Manappullikavu bhagavathi temple :

  • Angadipuram Thirumandhamkunnu bhagavathi temple – Malappuram district – 64.00 km
  • Arattupuzha Sri sastha temple – Thrissur district – 73.00 km
  • Guruvayur Sree Guruvayoorappan temple – Thrissur district – 95.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Palakkad – 2 km
  • Ottapalam – 34 km
  • Thathamangalam – 12 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

Palakkad – 8 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Trivendrum – 333 km
  • Cochin – 107 km
  • Calicut – 107 km
  • Kannur – 222 km
  • Coimbatore – 67 km
  • Tiruchirapalli – 270 km
  • Mangaluru – 373 km

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