Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple Kollam

Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada, popularly known as Peruviruthy Malanada or Malanada is the one and only one Duryodhana Temple in South India.

It is located at Edakkad Ward (Kara) of Poruvazhy village in Kunnathoor Taluk of Kollam district (Kerala State), India. This place is the northern border of Kollam district which Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts share the boundaries.

 Malanada Temple Kollam

The temple is located equidistant from Adoor (M C Road) to the Northeast and Sasthamcottah to the Southeast. It is also reachable from Kayamkulam and Karunagappally on the NH 47 and Kottarakkara (via Puthoor or Enathu) on the MC road (approximately 25 km from each centre).

Malakkuda Festival

The annual festival at Malanada is known as ‘Malakkuda’(Mala means hill – the temple and Kuda, umbrella – an ornamental one used by Oorali, the priest, during ceremonial occasions.). It is celebrated during the summer, during the second half of March every year - an interval, when the terrestrial agricultural activities are over and before starting paddy cultivation in the wet land (paddy fields).

Malanada Thookkam

It is one of the most popular traditions followed in Malanada. The right to do the thookkam iis reserved for Gurukkalsserial family. At present, the thukam is done by gurukkalsseril family.

Swarna Kodi

Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Devaswom very proudly keeps under lock & key a Gold Flag(Swarnakkodi). It is the status symbol of Malanada Appooppan, the symbol of power and authority. It is the privilege of the Mannan – The Ruler, The King to own such a flag! Made in pure gold, it is a precious show piece of excellent workmanship.

Public ‘Darshan’ of Swarnakkodi is permitted only on auspicious days like ‘Kodiyettu Day’, ‘Malakkuda Maholsavam Day’, etc. It is believed that the ‘Darshan’ of the Swarnakkodi brings home goodness and prosperity.


It is believed that Lord Mahavishnu with the help of Lord Subramanian found that he was afflicted by ‘Asura Dosha’. People belonging to ‘Velan’ community are the right ones to perform the corrective rituals to get rid of the ‘Dosha’ which was inflicted by practicing witchcraft against the Lord.

‘Pallippana’ is thus believed as a ritual capable of eliminating the evil spirits afflicting a deity and its land and people. At Malanada this ritual is performed without fail once in 12 years. It is believed that this observance elates the divine power of ‘Malanada Appooppan’ and makes the people of the seven ‘Karas’ rich and prosperous.

Address: Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Devaswom Kadampanad, Edakkad, Kerala 691552

Phone: 0476 282 0338

How to Reach

By Bus: 55 min (35.7 km) via Kollam - Theni Hwy

Nearest Railway Station: 53 min (33.1 km) via Kollam - Theni Hwy and NH744

Nearest Airport: 55 min (34.0 km) via Kollam - Theni Hwy and NH744

Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple Kollam

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