Mangottu Bhagavathi Temple
The legend says that the Mangotty Bhagavathi is supposed to have come to this place to fulfill the desire of a weaver. Kuttan, a weaver, was an ardent devotee of the Goddess. They went to a festival in order to sell clothes. Suddenly, there was a whirlwind which took away the Goddess’ clothes during the procession. Kuttan immediately gave the cloth he had. The cloth that fell on the Goddess was attached to the idol. It is said that the Goddess resided in the place where Kuttan kept his umbrella when he got tired.
Location : Mangottu Bhagavathi Temple Athipotta Post. Palakkad District PIN - 678 544.
Gods : Bhagavathy
Landmark : By Road : Athipotta is 10 kms from Alathur. Buses, auto-rickshaws, and taxis are available almost all the time to reach the temple. By Rail : The nearest railhead is the Ottapalam Railway station at a distance of 24 kms from the temple. By Air : The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport at a distance of 87 kms from the temple.
Vela, Utsavam, Laksharchanaare the major festivals celebrated in the temple. Vela festival is celebrated in the month of April. This festival is conducted by the people nearby known as Desam. This event draws a large number of devotees from all over the state. During Navarathri days, a special pooja is performed in the temple.