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Kongad Thirumandhamkunnu Temple Festival In Palakkad

Kongad Thirumandhamkunnu temple is located at Kongad village on the Cherpulassery road in Palakkad district, Kerala. Kongad Thirumandhamkunnu Temple festival 2021 date is April 6 to April 14. The main festival in the temple begins on Thiruvonam nakshatra in Meenam month with Mulayidal. On Avittam there is Pooram Purappadu and on Bharani nakshatra there is Vedi.

During the festival days, Arattu is performed two times. Arattu ezhunellathu is performed after panthiradi puja.

The main murti worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhagavathi. Sreekovil also has pratishta of saptamatrikas. The main murti of Goddess Bhagavathi is 6 feet tall. The pratishta of Bhagavathi is on one side of the sreekovil not in the center. The murti is made out of wood and it faces north.

The present temple was constructed by Madappilappally Namboodiri 1570 AD is an exact replica of the Bhagavathi temple at Angadipuram.

Kongad And Angadipuram Temple Similarities

The Sreekovil of the temple is like Thirumandhamkunnu temple and the location of the deity of Shiva is also exactly the same. Bhagavathy faces north and Siva faces east. The temple is on a hill and there are steps on the north side of the temple exactly similar to Thirumandhamkunnu. All rituals including the pooram are identical.

Kongad Thirumandhamkunnu Temple History

The temple first belonged to Kongad Swaroopam and it later came under the control of Mudappilappali Namboothiri. Later the temple came under the control of kings of Valluvanad. Kongad area was given to Valluvanad by the Pandya king for helping him in defeating the Palakkad king.

The area was later given to a sister of Valluvakonathiri who was declared ‘Brasht.’

It is believed that the Bhagavathi worshipped in the temple was brought here by Mudappilappali Namboothiri and his wife from Angadipuram Thirumandhamkunnu temple.