Valamchuzy temple is known to be one of the oldest temples in Kerala and was built over 2000 years ago. Legend has it that a devotee brought along from Kodungallur temple, a flower that was the very incarnation of Goddess Bhuvaneswary. He made a frantic search to locate the most suitable spot to install the flower. It was then that the devotee received a divine inspiration that he should install the flower at Valamchuzy where the river Achankovil circumvents the place from three sides. The devotee then informed the residents of what had transpired. It was then that the residents of the surrounding areas gathered together and finally decided that a temple should be built in this very place to install Goddess Bhuvanaswary. The devotee and his long line of successive generations continued to act as the torch bearers of the temple even to this day. The sword and the Chilampu bought from Kodungalloor and displayed at the temple, is a standing testimony to the veracity of the whole episode.
Rudrapongala held in the malayalam month of Kumbam on the Bharani days constitute the main offering to the deity. Innumerable number if devotees from all over the country throng to this shrine during the makarabharani festival.. It is also believed that if "appindy" is ceremoniously carried by the devotes, it will cure them from all forms of incurable diseases and sorrows. The padayani held in the malayalam month of meenam is also celebrated with utmost devotion and fervor. New born babies are brought in cradles and placed in front of the goddess. This ritual is specific to this temple and it attracts devotees from every corner of Kerala and outside. The birth day of the Goddess is celebrated on the bharani day in the malayalam month of makaram. The flag hoisting signalling the start of the festival is held on the pururuttathy day of Makaram and concludes with the Arattu on the 10th day. The most auspicious day, however, is on the fifth day of the festival that coincides with the birth day of Goddes Bhuvanaswary.This particular day is marked by a lot of fervor,celebrations and festivities.
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Pathanamthitta - 689646
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Proposed Temple Plan
Plan by :
Kanippayyur Krishnan Nambudiripad
"Sankara Nilayam" Kanippayyur - Mana