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Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple

Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple

This ancient Nellikulangara Bhagavathi temple is situated 29 km away from Palakkad town and Nellikulangara is well connected by road from Palakkad town and other nearby places. The nearest railway station is Palakkad railway station and the nearest Airport is Coimbatore Airport in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu which is 55 kms away.

About Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple

Legend says that once a person named Kodakara Nair on his way to Nelliyampathi hills took rest under the shade of a tree. Goddess who was residing at that place attached herself to the umbrella carried by this person and he brought the bagavathi to nenmara. It is believed that when he tried to lift the umbrella form a place near Kothakulam pond he could not do it and people believed that a divine power had come to their village and a temple was built at the spot where the umbrella was kept and this place is called as Sri Moolasthanam. Over the years astrologers and renowned religious people predicted that the temple should be shifted to Nellikulangara for the convenience of devotees of Nemmara and Vallenghi villages. Cochin Devasom Board built the present day temple now known as the Nellikulangara Kaavu or Sri Nellikulangara Bhagavathi temple. The arrival of Nenmara Vallangi Vela festival brings a spirit of celebration and rejoicing to the whole region.

History or Myth

Sri Nellikulangara Bhagavathi temple is a beautiful temple located in Vallanghi village of Chitur taluk in Palakkad District of Kerala. The presiding deity here is the Goddess known as Sri Nellikulangara Bhagavathi. Thousands of devotees from all over the state throng this temple to seek the blessings of Nellikulangara Bhagavathi every year. This temple is famous for its Nenmara Vallangi Vela festival conducted jointly by two villages Nenmara and Vallangi which is only second to Thrissur Pooram. This festival is a competition between two villages to conduct the festival with great pomp and show.

Tips or precaution

  • Take directions from a temple staff before worshipping at the temple.
  • If you are new to Palakkad ensure that you take directions from a police aid post or tourism centre to reach the temple.

How to reach

  • flight
    BY AIR
    Nellikulangara Bhagavathi temple is only 95 Kilometres away from the Coimbatore International airport.
  • train
    You can reach by train from any part of India. Nearest railwaystation is Palakkad Railway Station(36 Kilometers).
  • bus
    Bus service is available from all the places in Kerala and luxury buses are available from most of the South Indian cities. Nellikulangara Bhagavathi temple is well connected by road from all nearby towns.

Highlights or specialities

  • Nenmara Vallangi Vela festival
  • Sri Moolasthanam
  • Thidambu pooja
  • Kummatti folk dance
  • Kudamaatam, Alavattam, Venchaamaram
  • Panchavadyam


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