Manakkattu Devi Temple
Manakkattu Devi Temple is one of the most renowned temples in Kerala. The temple is located at Pallippad in Karthikappalli taluk of Alappuzha district in the south Indian state Kerala. The temple is situated about 4 km east of Harippad on Nangiarkulangara Mavelikkara road. The temple has 4 Karas (territories). Thekkummuri, Kottakkakam, Naduvattom and Thekkekkara kizhakku.
Location : Manakkattu Devi Temple, Pallippad, Kerala 690511
Gods : Bhagavathy
Landmark : By Road : Pallippad is at a distance of 7 kms from Karipuzha. Buses, taxis, and auto-rickshaws are available frequently to reach the temple. By Rail : The nearest railhead is the Kayamkulam Railway station at a distance of 14 kms from the temple. By Air : The nearest airport is the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport at a distance of 115 kms from the temple.
The important festivals of the temple include Niraputhari, Navarathri, Chirappu, Aarattu, Bhagavathippara, Prathishta Varshikam and Kodiyettu Utsavam. The most important festival, Parayeduupu, where the Goddess is taken in a procession, fall in the Malayalam month of Makaram.