Manakkattu Devi Temple Alappuzha

Manakkattu Devi Temple is a temple in Kerala. The temple is located at Pallippad in Karthikappalli taluk of Alappuzha district in the south Indian state Kerala.

Manakkattamma is in the form of Sree Bhuvaneswari. The mother of all Godssess includes Brahma Vishnu and Siva. She is the Prakruthi. Manakkattu Temple rituals are entirely different. It has three different poojas on three daily occasions for Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi like Mookambika devi. Kadumpayasam, Therali are important prasada for amma.

Manakkattu Devi Temple in Alappuzha

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Sree Dharmma Shastha Temple was there before. It has been believed for centuries that Sri Dharma Sastha was consecrated by Sri Parasu Raman. But the Temple was demolished for reconstruction and nothing has been done for last 10 years. Sree dharmma Sastha Prathishta was relocated to balalaya which is very painful to devotees. The Temple authority is failed to do something for this.

There are many Upadevathas (sub-deities) adjacent to the temple. The main Upadevathas in the temple premises are:


The Temple has two major festivals and a number of festivals.

Chingam 1 : Niraputhari
Navaraatri : Navaraatri Pooja
Vrischikam 1 : Chirappu
Vrischikam 21,22 : Kolam
Vrischikam 24 : Kodiyettu Utsavam
Dhanu 1 : Aaraattu
Makara Bharani : Bhagavathippara (Harippad area)
Shivaraatri : Bhagavathippara
Midhunam 13 : Sreemad Bhaagavatha Navaha Yanjam
Midhunam 21 : Prathista Varshikam, Valiya Guruthi


In the numerous temples of Onattukara, the "Parayeduppu" period is the festival season. It all begins when the deity ("Devi") of Manakkattu Devi temple is taken out in procession for Parayeduppu on the Bharani star of the Malayalam month Makaram.


Arattu is celebrated in the last week of the month of Vruschika. its starts on 24 of Vrischikam and ends on Dhanu 1st. On the seventh day of Kodiyeram, Manakattamma goes out to the temple pool of Sri Arayakulangara Sri Krishna Swamy and hoists the flag on return.


Muttom Kanjoor Road,
Alappuzha - 690512

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