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VAlliyankavu Devi Temple

Valliyankavu Devi Temple. valliyamkunnu-temple-peruvanthanam Valliyamkunnu Temple The history of the temple is as old as Dvapara Yuga.Pandavas during their exile reached Panchalimedu and stayed there for a long time.The tribes here were very helpful to them.Before Pandavas left the place, they gifted a statue of Durga Devi to the tribal chief.Also told them to pay tribute to the Goddess.But the tribes following their own pooja traditions turned Devi into Bhadra, a more fierce form.Thus the place became uninhabitable for the tribes.Devi reached the present Valliyamkavu region through the forest ropes.Hence the region was known by the name Valliyadikkavu which in course of time became Valliyamkavu. Later, Vanchipuzha thamburan granted the permission to the Aadhivasi moopan to worship the Goddess, and also 22 acres of land was given for the temple construction.As it increased the powers of Devi.Devotee's from various places arrived at the temple hearing the Powers of Devi.Travancore devaswom board refused to take over the temple as it followed rigorous practices.A case was filed in the court against the human and animal sacrifices.The court instructed the devaswom board to acquire the rights of the temple after the death of KandanKonthi, the tribal chief. In 1993, the board acquired the rights of the temple following the death nof Kandankonthi.Many modifications were brought in the temple administration and pooja tradition's. As of the Devaprasnam, temple's for subordinate deities like Shiva, Ganapathi, Sree Bhuvaneswari devi, Nagaraja, Nagayakshi and Kalayakshi were construed.Thus the temple had undergone many changes. Eight poojas are held here everyday including palliyunarthal, nadathurakkal, usha pooja and ucha pooja in the morning section. Evening section includes Nadathurakkal, Deeparadhana, Attazhapooja, Nadaadakkal and Guruthi The Thiruutsavam and Pongala is hosted in the month of May (Meenam), in the presence of Many pilgrims.Durgashtami is also an important event.Special weekly days are tuesday and friday.Narangavilakku and aiswariya poojas are held on fridays.